Wes Wagner Announces for State Representative

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Wes Wagner of Jonesboro wants to be the next state representative for District 76. The district includes part of the east side of Jonesboro, Nettleton, Brookland, Bay, Lake City, Black Oak, Caraway, and Monette. The District 76 seat is being vacated by Rep. Ray Kidd, who is term limited.

Wes Wagner

Wagner, a practicing attorney in all areas of the law, has lived and worked in northeast Arkansas most of his life. He was an honor graduate from Manila High School, received a Bachelor of Science degree from Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, and received a Juris Doctorate from the University of Tulsa College of Law in Tulsa, Okla. As a freshman at ASU, Wagner was a member of the men's basketball team; and while attending TU College of law, he helped charter the non-profit law center. Most recently, Wagner has been appointed by Gov. Beebe to the Arkansas Revenue Building Commission.

Wagner is married to Dr. Katy Massey Wagner of Jonesboro, a dentist with Taylor Family Dentistry. He is the son of Wayne and Charolette Wagner, and brother of Dr. Tommy Wagner of Manila.

Wagner supports strong family values and the sanctity of life, as well as the responsibility of caring for our children and the elderly.

Wagner is a strong supporter of education and small rural schools from Pre-K through higher education, as evidenced by his own educational background.

"Being a self employed attorney, I know the value of hard work and the importance of working citizens keeping more of their income. Therefore, I oppose wasteful spending of tax dollars," Wagner said. "Furthermore, as an attorney, I have worked tirelessly to help those in the area in which I live and work; and I believe that from my experiences, I will know who to contact when my constituents have needs, have issues to be heard, and want results. I feel public officials should be accountable to those who elect them."

Wagner is a strong supporter of the farm families of the Eastern District of Craighead County and is committed to helping them be successful and productive in their vital role, not only to this area but also to the State of Arkansas and the country.

Being an avid outdoorsman, Wagner loves to hunt and fish, and he is a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment.

Wagner is prepared for the job ahead. He emphasized, "I have knowledge of the legislative process, energy, and fresh ideas. If elected, I will commit to serving the Eastern District of Craighead County with honesty, character, and integrity."

Early voting begins May 3, with the primary election on May 18.

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