Beth Anne Rankin

Beth Anne Rankin, a Republican candidate for U.S. House of Representatives, District 4, will be the featured speaker at a November 11 luncheon hosted by the Drew County Republican Party.

The noon event will be held at the Holiday Inn Express on U.S 425 North. The cost of lunch is $5.

“Everyone is invited to come to share lunch, to meet Beth Anne, and to learn more about the Republican Party of Drew County,” according to a Drew County Republican Party news release.

Rankin, who ran against incumbent U.S. Rep. Mike Ross, a Democrat, for the seat in 2010, received 40 percent of the vote in that race. Ross previously announced that he will not seek reelection.

Born in El Dorado and raised on her family’s farm in Magnolia, Rankin is a seventh-generation Arkansan. She is an entrepreneur, small business owner, speaker, teacher, composer, performer, and former Policy Advisor for Governor Mike Huckabee to Capitol Hill, the White House, and the National Governors Association.

She is an honor graduate of Magnolia High School and attended Southern Arkansas University and Ouachita Baptist University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1994 with a double major in music and history and was selected “Outstanding Senior Woman” by both faculty and students.