King in state senate race

Monday, November 21, 2011

Bryan King formally announced his candidacy as a Republican for Arkansas State Senate, District 5. King has been a poultry and cattle farmer for the past 20 years. He has a B.S. in animal science, with a minor in business from the University of Arkansas.

King received the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Carroll County Extension Service, and his civic involvement includes membership on the Carroll County Farm Bureau Board and the Arkansas Cattlemen's Association.

King is basing his platform on the following issues:

1. Making business, tourism, farming and working profitable by:

A. Cutting capital gains tax in Arkansas.

B. Cutting sales tax on energy for agriculture production.

C. Cutting retirement/pension tax.

D. Increasing tax credits for increased advertising for tourism.

E. Supporting farmers' markets.

2. Encourage economic growth by:

A. Eliminating sales tax on energy for manufacturing.

B. Dedicating state revenue for construction of new highways.

C. Fighting against the federal government's burdensome regulations.

3. Resist school consolidation by:

A. Continuing support for rural schools.

B. More local control of our schools.

C. Being an asset to Senate District 5 schools.

4. Block gun control.

5. Continue to support conservative values. King is pro-life.

6. Pass anti-crime legislation.

7. Provide representation that people are entitled to from a state senator.

King is married to Lydia King and they have one daughter, Meghan.

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  • Representative King needs to remember that if elected, he will be the Senator of ALL the people in his district, not just the ones who are radically conservative like him. Based on past actions, he is not capable of doing that.

    He has,in the past, attempted to ursurp the freedom of City Council and the majority of the voters in Eureka Springs regarding local ordinances. He does not answer correspondence from his constituents with whom he does not agree. He seldom visits Eureka Springs if it doesn't involve a "photo op".

    Based on his past performance, Representative King will not make a good Senator for Eureka Springs. I think he needs to be sent back to "the farm team".

    -- Posted by firediva4411 on Sat, Nov 26, 2011, at 1:03 PM
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