Kind of man we need

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - VOICES -

For those dwellers in the 2nd Con­gres­sional Dis­trict who are rep­re­sented by a man whose only qual­i­fi­ca­tions it seems are hav­ing a mem­o­rable name and driv­ing an an­cient blue truck, there is hope on the hori­zon.

De­cry­ing dark money and cham­pi­oning real Arkansas val­ues, Paul Spencer has ar­rived. As a gov­ern­ment and his­tory teacher at Catholic High School for Boys, Spencer knows what he’s about. Lis­ten­ing to his past and pre­sent stu­dents ex­tol his meth­ods and con­vic­tions will con­vince prospec­tive vot­ers of his com­mit­ment to demo­cratic prin­ci­ples and in­clu­sion. He be­lieves in re­turn­ing gov­ern­ment to all of the peo­ple and to the gen­uine as­pi­ra­tions of Arkansans. Need more? He is a part-time farmer who is a bee­keeper and pe­can grower, so he sees dif­fer­ent as­pects of Arkansas.

I am far too old and cyn­i­cal to be be­daz­zled by your run-of-the-mill politi­cian, but Paul Spencer is far, far from be­ing in that cat­e­gory. I am im­pressed and elec­tri­fied; this is the kind of man we need in gov­ern­ment: a de­cent, sin­cere, and prin­ci­pled man of whom Arkansans can be proud. It’s not too early to think 2018!

SU­SAN J. STRAYER Hot Springs Vil­lage

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