House Democratic Leader Michael John Gray (Dist. 47- Augusta) released the following statement concerning the lawsuit, filed today by former State Representative Johnnie Bolin, to disqualify James Hall (District 9) from the election process:
The people of Arkansas deserve representatives that will strive to carry themselves with honesty and integrity. To put forth a candidate who, at best, was less than forthcoming about his legal issues is an affront to the people of Ashley and Drew Counties. All leaders should do more than just advance party politics or political ideology. We owe it to the people of Arkansas to seek candidates, office holders and public servants that they can be proud of.