West Memphis Lawmaker to Launch Bid for State Senate

WEST MEMPHIS, AR - State Representative Denny Sumpter of West Memphis this evening will formally announce his candidacy for the District 17 state Senate seat.

Sumpter has served in the Arkansas House of Representatives for three terms, and is term-limited from seeking re-election to the chamber.  The District 17 Senate seat is currently held by Democrat Jim Luker of Wynne.

Tonight's announcement by Sumpter, also a Democrat, is set for 6:30 at his campaign headquarters at 1985 Kroger Drive in West Memphis.