A press release from the GOP offic ein Saline County...
State GOP Chairman Doyle Webb of Benton endorsed three candidates running for local offices in Saline County Monday at Home Plate Diner in Bryant. Bryant mayoral candidate Jill Dabbs, Bryant city clerk candidate Heather Kizer, and county collector write-in candidate Doug Curtis were endorsed by the Republican Party Chairman despite their running without party affiliation.
“These three people reflect the values that conservative Republicans and Arkansans strongly support,” said Webb. “They believe in transparency in government, holding public officials accountable for their actions, and that an efficiently run government will cost less and tax less. For these and many other reasons, I felt it appropriate that they should be endorsed and recommended to all who hold these same values.”
In September, Dabbs filed a lawsuit with the Saline County Circuit Court requesting to be identified on the November ballot as “Republican Jill Dabbs.” Kizer and Curtis later intervened, citing the party title was necessary to identify them to voters. The Election Commission later ruled party affiliation was not allowed on the ballot.
Dabbs, Kizer and Curtis are opposed in the Nov. 2 general election.
Pictured (l. to r.) are Doug Curtis, Jill Dabbs, Doyle Webb and Heather Kizer.