Jeremy Flanagan, pastor of Pathway Baptist Church in Fayetteville, AR, is the recipient of the Conservative Arkansas Conservative of the Year Award for 2015. Flanagan was instrumental in the push to repeal Fayetteville’s highly controversial Ordinance 119. The award was presented at the Conservative Arkansas March 28 chili supper. The text of the presentation speech . . . → Read More: Pastor Jeremy Flanagan Conservative of the Year
On Jan. 22, 2015, Governor Asa Hutchinson gave a speech urging that the “private option” be continued for the next two years, extending private health insurance coverage for more than 200,000 low income Arkansas residents. He also recommended a task force be formed to offer recommendations to improve the private option and reform the entire . . . → Read More: Gov. Asa Hutchinson on the Future of the Private Option
The membership of Conservative Arkansas met Saturday, Sept. 6 to vote on endorsements for the 2014 General Election. Please note that Primary Election Endorsements of candidates automatically carry over to the general election if the candidate either has no general election opponent or their general election opponent did not seek our endorsement. If a race . . . → Read More: 2014 General Election Endorsements
Since its founding, the members of Conservative Arkansas have considered primary elections one of its highest priorities. Primaries present the greatest opportunity to influence the way our specific values will be represented and marketed to the public. Too often, conservative groups and organizations shy away from this critical step in the election process because of . . . → Read More: 2014 Primary Endorsements
Charlie Collins, R-Dist 84 and 2014 lieutenant governor candidate, was presented with the Conservative Arkansas Conservative Of The Year Award during the group’s Jan. 18 meeting. The presentation speech appears below.
Ladies and gentlemen, I have the privilege tonight of presenting Conservative Arkansas’ 2013 Conservative of the Year award. As you can imagine, it’s not . . . → Read More: Charlie Collins, Conservative Of The Year
Members & Friends:
One of the most discussed bills in the legislature this session tackled how Arkansas would address the Affordable Care Act of 2010. There were two opposing positions from a conservative standpoint.
To summarize very briefly, one option was to do nothing, or perhaps to nullify the ACA. In other instances where states . . . → Read More: Statement Regarding The Private Option
The recent tragedy in Newtown, CT has raised the possibility of more gun control laws being enacted. Given that most guns used in violent crimes aren’t legally obtained in the first place, additional restrictions on gun ownership would primarily impact law-abiding citizens.
Conservative Arkansas supporter Tim Martens took it upon himself to send a letter . . . → Read More: Protecting Our Children
Some people had questions when the Conservative Arkansas board broke from the establishment and supported Davy Carter rather than Terry Rice for Arkansas Speaker of the House. This guest editorial by blogger and former state candidate Mark Moore of Pea Ridge addresses the concerns that led us to that decision.
By now most of you . . . → Read More: Guest Post: Davy Carter’s Election To House Speaker – The Inside Story
In Arkansas’ state capitol on November 15, members of the House will be voting for the next House Speaker, typically nominated and elected from the majority party, now held by the Republicans. The Republican choices are Representatives Davy Carter and Terry Rice, although, a Democrat choice was being floated for the role, as well. As . . . → Read More: Conservative Arkansas Board Supports Davy Carter For House Speaker
We would like to remind you that early voting has begun as of Monday, October 22. If you are in Washington County, you can vote Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Washington County Court House or the Springdale Rodeo Grounds. Also, you may vote on Saturday from 8 a.m. to . . . → Read More: Reminder For Early Voting – Conservative Arkansas Endorsements And Recommendations