Three Democratic candidates have scheduled a "town hall" on health care
at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at the Carmichael Community Center in Searcy.
Participating are Chintan Desai
, running in the 1st District; 2nd district candidate Paul Spencer,
and 4th District candidate Hayden Shamel.
They are not the only Democratic candidates for Congress. Gwen Combs is also running in the 2nd; Robert Butler has announced in the 1st; Robert Davis in the 4th, and Josh Mahony is running in the 3rd. Republicans hold all four seats and a variety of independent and Libertarian candidates have also announced. A news release from Desai says the lineup should not be taken as an endorsement of any candidate. Searcy is in the 2nd District.
The release promises remarks from the candidates and "national health care activists and local health care providers" followed by a Q&A session.made before the event for questions and interviews.