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Hutchinson's solid-gold campaign committee includes a state employee

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STACY HURST: Controversial state agency head has spot on governor's campaign finance committee.
  • STACY HURST: Controversial state agency head has spot on governor's campaign finance committee.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson's re-election campaign announced his finance committee and you'd have to put the cumulative net worth in the tens of billions. They are:

Johnny Allison, Conway

Ritter Arnold, Marked Tree

Neff Basore, Bella Vista

Albert Braunfisch, Little Rock



Freddie Black, Lake Village

Claiborne Deming, El Dorado

George Dunklin, Stuttgart

Alec Farmer, Jonesboro

Keith Gibson, Fort Smith

George Gleason, Little Rock

Jim Hinkle, Mountain Home

Stacy Hurst, Little Rock

Madison Murphy, El Dorado

Sheffield Nelson, Little Rock

Reynie Rutledge, Searcy

Gary Sewell, El Dorado

Warren Stephens, Little Rock

Witt Stephens, Little Rock

Philip Taldo, Springdale

Jim Walton, Bentonville

No need to detail the banking, telecommunications, oil, retail and other fortunes represented.

The list includes one successful flower shop co-owner, Stacy Hurst of Tipton and Hurst. She is also, by Hutchinson appointment, the $120,000-a-year director of the increasingly controversial Department of Arkansas Heritage. Presumably her campaign work won't be done on state time, because there's a statute meant to discourage that type of activity by state employees. I also guess this is a good signal that the governor won't be asking her to resign, as historian Tom Dillard called for today after the latest upheaval in her department, resignation of the respected state archivist.

DEMOS NOTED: 19-1 and 20-0. In other words, white men and Stacy.



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