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Democrat announces bid for US House seat in Arkansas

August 14, 2019

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — A nurse practitioner is seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination for a Republican-held northwestern Arkansas congressional seat.

Celeste Williams of Bella Vista announced Wednesday her bid next year for the 3rd Congressional District seat now held by Republican Rep. Steve Womack. He was first elected to the seat in 2010 and was re-elected in November.

Williams has worked as a nurse for more than 20 years and is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She says she’s focusing on improving infrastructure, creating jobs and pursuing fair-trade agreements.

Republicans hold all four of Arkansas’ U.S. House seats as well as both its seats in the U.S. Senate.

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