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Democrat Nick Cartwright To Challenge U.S. Rep. French Hill In Arkansas' 2nd District

Nick Cartwright formally announced his candidacy as a Democrat late Wednesday for Arkansas' 2nd congressional seat currently held by Republican U.S. Rep. French Hill.
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Former Rose Bud City Councilman Nick Cartwright announced his campaign Thursday for the Democratic nomination for the Second District Congressional seat.

U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Little Rock, currently holds the seat and is seeking a fifth term. No other Democrats have announced for the race.

“I’m running to fight for regular, everyday Arkansans who have been left out of our politics for far too long. The people of the 2nd District deserve a representative from our communities willing to offer real, bold solutions to our biggest problems.”

Cartwright, 27, lives in Romance, Arkansas and claims Rose Bud as his hometown. He was elected to the Rose Bud city council in 2017 and was a candidate for mayor in 2018.

His Arkansas work history includes serving as a rural organizer with Rural Community Alliance, outreach and policy with the Arkansas Public Policy Panel. He is currently self-employed as a courier.

Cartwright has a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Central Arkansas and a masters in Public Administration from Arkansas State University.

He said he would focus on the “workers’ economy, revitalizing our rural communities, and investing in our future.” He will be a guest on this week’s edition of Talk Business & Politics.

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