The Drew County Republican Party issued a news release Friday morning notifying the public that the party will soon be taking nominations for a candidate in the upcoming special election for mayor of Monticello.

The news release:

The Republican Party of Drew County was saddened by the news this week of the death of Mayor Allen Maxwell. His service to the city of Monticello and the Great State of Arkansas is to be applauded. Whichever side you fall politically it is always a sacrifice to serve the people while in office.


It is with the utmost respect and humility that the Drew County Republican Party will be taking nominations in the near future to select a candidate to file for the upcoming special election.


The dates for the election have not been set at this time but will presumably be in the next couple of months.


If anyone is interested in running for this office please contact the Chairman of the Drew County Republican Committee, Diana Harton, at 870-723-5701 for more information.