JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A Republican candidate officially began his campaign for the state representative seat on Monday, the first day candidates could file for office in Arkansas.
Dwight Tosh filed for House of Representatives District 52, a seat currently held by Representative John Hutchison. The republican primary is May 20.
In a news release, Tosh said:
"Northeast Arkansas has many great things going for it right now. I would hate to see that ruined by lack of responsibility."
"Our region needs someone who will work to lower spending, curb government growth, and advocate for bringing more jobs home. I haven't seen that these past two years and believe I can make a real difference in these areas," said Tosh.
In February, Valley View School Superintendent Radius Baker announced he was running for the seat.
Tosh graduated from Valley View High School and retired from Arkansas State Police after 37 years. Tosh started his career in law enforcement in Poinsett County.
Tosh also stated he was the best choice for the district because of his views on healthcare. He said he understands how to operate a state agency on a budget.
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