Mall at Turtle Creek GM Announces Anticipated Run for Legislature

JONESBORO, AR - After several weeks of speculation and rumor, the General Manager of The Mall at Turtle Creek officially announced this afternoon that he is a candidate for the Arkansas House of Representatives.

Jason Whitely announced the formation of an exploratory committee in June.  That group, chaired by Bono Mayor L.M. Duncan, has been working with Whitely in recent weeks to test the waters for his candidacy.

Whitley will seek to succeed District 74 Representative Chris Thyer, who is term limited at the end of his current term in 2008.

District 74 represents western Craighead County and part of the city of Jonesboro.