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Republican U.S. Senate candidate Curtis Coleman has a new political director, Matt Lagrone.

Lagrone is, Coleman will have you know, an "avid outdoorsman." His father, Jim, is senior pastor of Little Rock's First Baptist Church. Jim Lagrone made an unsuccessful race for secretary of state in 2006.

Curtis Coleman, conservative Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, today announced the appointment of Matt Lagrone as his campaign’s statewide Political Director.


“I am delighted to have Matt help direct our statewide grassroots efforts. He is an experienced political professional and committed conservative who wants to change the way things are done in Washington,” Coleman said.
 
Matt Lagrone is a political veteran of several Arkansas campaigns that includes President Bush’s ’04 campaign for President, many other statewide and local efforts, including for the late Lt. Governor Winthrop Rockefeller.
 
“Coleman’s recent December straw poll results proved that this organization is off to a strong start. Over the holidays our staff completed additional planning and our execution of that plan is going to carry us to victory on Election Day,” Lagrone said.  
 
An avid outdoorsman, Lagrone is also a veteran of the war in Iraq and has recently left his sales career to reenter politics with the Coleman campaign. A father of two, Matt and his wife Heidi live in Bryant.
 
Curtis Coleman is Cofounder and former President and Chief Executive Officer of Safe Foods Corporation. Founded in January 1999, the Arkansas company is helping make food safer on four continents. Coleman stepped aside from his position as CEO of Safe Foods in September 2009 to focus 100% of his time on his campaign to represent Arkansas in the U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D).

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