Arkansas Vets Coalition

Veterans, Reserves and Active Duty from all parts of Arkansas and across the nation, coming together to support those persons who best exemplify the principles on which our nation was founded - Fiscal Responsibility, Independent & self-sustaining, Freedoms GUARANTEED by our Constitution and Bill of Rights, serving our country not for personal gain but for the common good!!
WE are dedicated to making a difference once more.
We have served in all branches of military beginning with the Revolutionary WAR and continuing in every conflict to include more recently from beaches of Normandy, in jungles of SE Asia, to conflicts in Bosnia, Somalia, The Gulf War, Iraqi Freedom, all through the Cold War Period of 1945 - 1991, dedicating our lives to fighting terrorism in both Afghanistan and Iraq,
we now arise to serve again, fighting to reclaim our country and the principals upon which is was founded!!.


11 March 2010

Arkansas 3rd District Congressional Candidates

Arkansas 3rd District Congressional Candidates

For more information on each Candidate: click on their name, it will take you to their campaign's website

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David Whitaker (D) is an Air Force veteran and a graduate of the University of Arkansas Law School. Between college and law school, David spent two years in Florida caring for his mother who had no insurance and could not afford in-home care. David and wife Lisa live with their two dogs and three cats near the campus of the University of Arkansas. He says, "The people ... deserve a congressman who will put their interests first, not one that cozies up with the Beltway crowd and blindly follows the lead of the national party bosses."

Mayor Steve Womack  (R) has served as the Mayor of Rogers for the after being elected in 1998. In 1979, Womack received his bachelor’s degree from Arkansas Tech University and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Arkansas Army National Guard. He is married to the former Terri Williams of DeWitt, Arkansas. They have three grown sons and attend The Church at Pinnacle Hills in Rogers. He says he will, "defend the right to life and traditional marriage, protect our rural heritage and second amendment rights."
Bernard Skoch (R) is a graduate of the University of Arkansas and is retired from the U. S. Air Force after a 29-year career. He and wife Debbie have been married 38 years and have six children and nine grandchildren. He supports term limits for both the House and Senate, a constitutional balanced budget amendment, a flat tax, increased domestic oil exploration and off shore drilling. He opposes amnesty for illegal aliens and use of federal funds for them except in cases of medical need and basic subsistence.

Sen Cecile Bledsoe

Cecile Bledsoe (R) currently represents Benton County in the Arkansas State Senate, where she serves on the Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee, and the Committee on City, County, and Local Affairs.  She also Chairs the Public Health – Substance Abuse Treatment Services Subcommmittee, and is Chair of the Task Force on the Effect of Alzheimers Disease.
Prior to serving in the State Senate, Bledsoe ran and was elected to the Arkansas House of Representatives. She began her first term in 1999 and returned to the House of Representatives in 2001 and again in 2003. She was not allowed to return due to term limits.
Bledsoe is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a BA degree in Journalism. She has lived in Rogers for almost 30 years with her husband of 36 years, Jim Bledsoe. Jim is a physician who was in a general surgery private practice for almost 28 years in Rogers. As of May 2005, he retired from his private practice and now performs surgery throughout the United States on a contractual basis. They have three married adult children and five grandchildren.
As a state Representative for six years, Bledsoe received grants and appropriations for Our Farm, Inc., the Volunteer Fire Department of Beaver Lake, Rocky Branch Volunteer Fire Department, Northeast Benton County Volunteer Fire Department, and the City of Garfield’s Community Center. She worked toward the development of the Rogers Wellness Center, which included a $200,000 appropriation for the warm water therapy pool. She was instrumental in the development of the Miller Place, an affordable housing unit for senior citizens on 13th Street in Rogers, and the subsequent construction of Dixieland Gardens, located adjacent to the Wellness Center.
Seniority Number30
Church AffiliationBaptist
Public ServiceHouse 1999, 2001, 2003, Senate 2009
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Kurt Maddox
Kurt Maddox

Kurt Maddox  (R)
Kurt is proud to call himself a successful businessman.  Above all else, he is a Christian, a father, a husband and an American. Kurt is a Christian conservative first and a Republican second because he believes that the labels of a party are not above the principles of a person.

Every seat in Congress belongs to the people. What the people of the 3rd District are looking for is someone who will live by their convictions.  We need patriots in Congress, not lifetime politicians.  Kurt’s career has been in private business — not public office — and that is his greatest qualification.

Kurt is running for Congress for this very reason:  we need real conservatism in Washington, someone elected by the people, for the people, and someone who is willing to fight for conservative values. Our freedoms are being limited and our children’s future is being mortgaged.  We must put a stop to it now.
Mike Moore
Judge Mike Moore

Mike Moore (R) has served as the Boone County Judge since 2004. As such, Judge Moore serves as the chief executive officer of the county government. As a conservative, Judge Moore has made wise stewardship of the taxpayers' money the highest priority in the Judge's Office. He is responsible for the maintenance and operation of county roads and the management of county resources. The Judge also carries out ordinances that are passed by the Quorum Court and presides at meetings of the Quorum Court. Judge Moore was overwhelmingly reelected by the voters in both 2006 and 2008.
Mike Moore was born and raised in the Third Congressional District. Moore graduated from the College of the Ozarks, where he studied Agribusiness and Animal Science, while paying his own way by working on a farm as part of the College's unique student work program.

Steve Lowry
Steve Lowry  

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Steve Lowry  (R) first came to Arkansas in 1958 at age four, where Lowry lived and attended school in North Little Rock. In 1976, Lowry earned a B.A. degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) in history with a minor in chemistry.  Subsequently, Lowry graduated with a Law degree from UALR in 1979 and was admitted to Arkansas Bar and continues to hold admission.

In 1978, Lowry married E. Karen Remmel of Little Rock and they have been married for 31 years.  Together, they have three sons Josh, Justin, and Jared and are members of University Baptist Church.
In 1983, Lowry became a special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), assigned to Little Rock, Arkansas.  While at the Little Rock office and after temporary duty in Bolivia, as an advisor to the Bolivian National Police, conducting raids on cocaine labs, Lowry was transferred to the DEA office in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Lowry worked in Fayetteville until 1997 when Lowry was promoted to the Resident Agent In Charge (RAC) of the Eugene, Oregon office.  In 1999, Lowry was requested to return to Fayetteville as the supervisor of that office and charged with covering 28 counties in Arkansas.

Gunner DeLay 

Gunner DeLay  (R)
"I'm here to apply for a job.  And you, the voters, are my boss. I want your voice to be heard.  It's time for Congress to realize that they work for the voters,  not the other way around..."
After graduating from Southside High School in Fort Smith in 1981, he attended the University of Arkansas where he obtained his Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. In the fall of 1985, he entered law school at the University of Tulsa and later transferred to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where he graduated with his law degree.

In the summer of 1988, he joined the law firm of Shaw, Ledbetter, Hornberger, Cogbill, and Arnold as an associate. His primary responsibility was litigating and handling appeals on behalf of insurance defense clients. In 1991, he started the DeLay Law Firm and was engaged in the general practice of law. In the summer of 1996, he joined the law firm of Rush, Rush & Cook of which he is now a partner. He continues to do most of his work in the court room and before the Court of Appeals.
Doug Matayo
Doug Matayo

Doug Matayo  (R)
"Our nation is at a true crossroads. More is at stake than ever before. America needs an army of citizens that will fight for our values!
As a businessman, a husband and father and as a legislator I’ve never shied away from a tough fight. I’m ready to fight for our conservative values and to put government back in its place. It’s a day for electing new leaders in Arkansas.
Over the next several weeks I hope to earn your support. If elected I will never forget that I work for you. Stay tuned this week as we develop our interactive website and unveil our campaign to represent the people of the 3rd Congressional District in Washington."

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