Paragould Senator Launches Bid for Lt. Governor

JUNE 20, 2005 - Posted at 7:52 a.m. CDT, updated at 1:24 p.m. CDT

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Democrat state Senator Tim Wooldridge of Paragould formally announced this morning in his hometown that he us running for lieutenant governor.  Surrounded by friends, family and other supporters, Wooldridge made the announcement in downtown Paragould. Wooldridge's campaign said he will make a similar announcement in the state Capitol rotunda in Little Rock this afternoon.

Wooldridge has served as senator for six years and before that eight years in the Arkansas House.  He also serves as head of the Arkansas Legislative Council.  His district represents Greene County and parts of Craighead and Lawrence counties.

Wooldridge works as the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)