Democratic gubernatorial candidates to appear at 2022 Governor’s Forum on Friday

Democratic gubernatorial candidates to appear at 2022 Governor’s Forum on Friday

Forum will be moderated by BlackConsumerNews.com Publisher and Executive Editor Wesley Brown

By BCN Staff – March 2, 2022 – The Pulaski County Democratic Party and Arkansas Democratic Black Caucus (ADBC) are sponsoring the first gubernatorial candidate forum for the 2022 Election Season on Friday, March 4, 2021, at the Station 801 Event Center in Little Rock. The forum, which is open to the media and limited to 40 seats due to COVID-19 protocol, will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 801 S Chester St in Little Rock. The forum will also be livestreamed on the ADBC  and Pulaski County Democratic Party Facebook page. 

The event, which will be moderated by BlackConsumerNews.com Publisher and Executive Editor Wesley Brown, will include appearances by four Democratic candidates for governor seeking to replace term-limited Gov. Asa Hutchinson in 2023. They included Anthony Bland; Harrison native James “Rus” Russell; Former Little Rock Innovation Hub Executive Director Chris Jones, and former state Rep. Jay Martin of Little Rock. Little Rock businesswoman Supha Xayprasith-Mays will be absent from this event.

“This is the first opportunity to hear from these five prospective candidates who are vying to become Arkansas governor. After a great filing season for Arkansas Democrats, we believe voters are ready to hear from fresh voices that will put their needs first before a political party that is out of touch with them,” said ADBC President Debrah Mitchell. “Since one of these candidates will be the Democrat candidate for governor on the 2022 ballot in November, it is important for each of them to provide their vision for our community.”

“I am excited to moderate this first candidate forum after the 2022 campaign filing period ended on Tuesday,” said Brown. “There are less than two months before the Democratic primary in late May, so this important event will give candidates a chance to articulate to the people of Arkansas why they should be governor and provide a post-pandemic vision for the state.”

The 2022 Governor’s forum is free and open to the public and will include questions from the moderator, sponsors and the public. For more information concerning the forum, please contact info@ARKDemocraticBlackCaucus.org. Candidates will also be available to speak with media after the forum.

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