The Drew County Republican Party will host a “Meet & Greet” Saturday for Drew County Republican candidates to meet with voters. The event will be held at 200 North Main from 11 a.m until 2 p.m.

An unprecedented number of Republicans will appear on the Drew County election ballot this year and those candidates will be at Saturday’s event, according to a news release from Drew County GOP chairman Diana Harton and vice chairman Gregory Borse.

Drew County GOP candidates scheduled to appear include Mike Akin, a candidate for the District 26 state Senate seat; Gary Meggs, a candidate for the District 9 state House seat which covers portions of Drew and Ashley counties; Jessie Griffin, a candidate for Drew County judge; Charlie Searcy, a candidate for Drew County treasurer; Andrea Huskey, a candidate for Drew County collector; Orlando Jones, a candidate for the District 1 Drew County justice of the peace seat; Ryan Copico, a candidate for the District 2 Drew County justice of the peace seat; Neal Wilson, a candidate for the District 5 Drew County justice of the peace seat; Hal Gibson, a candidate for the District 8 Drew County justice of the peace seat; Russell Corker, a candidate for the District 9 Drew County justice of the peace seat; and Garry Phelps, a candidate for the Ward 3, Position 2 seat on the Monticello City Council.

Also scheduled to appear is Charlie Roberts, of Rison, who has filed for the District 10 state House seat. That newly reorganized district includes the Plantersville and Marion North Box 2 precincts in the northeast section of Drew County, as well as portions of Cleveland, Lincoln, Grant and Jefferson counties.

“Enjoy meeting the candidates, enjoy light refreshments, and find out how they will best represent the values you hold most dear,” Harton said. “In the history of the great state of Arkansas, never has Drew County produced more Republican candidates for elective office than right now.”

There will be no speeches at the event, according to Harton.

200 North Main is on the east side of the Monticello town square in the building that formerly housed the Factory Connection.