Marcus Richmond and Beth Ann Rankin speak to Bradley County Republicans at September meeting

Two of the Republican congressional candidates and a Republican candidate for the state senate spoke to a large group at the September meeting of the Bradley County Republicans in Warren last week.

Beth Ann Rankin and Marcus Richmond, both candidates for U.S. Congress, and Mike Akin, a candidate for Arkansas Senate, each outlined their position on issues such as taxation, health care, and employment before fielding questions from the crowd, according to a Bradley County Republicans’ news release.

Rankin, a Magnolia businesswoman, was the Republican nominee for Arkansas’ Fourth Congressional District seat in 2010. She lost to Mike Ross in the general election.

Marcus Richmond is a businessman and veteran from Scott County.

Akin, who is seeking the Republican nomination for Arkansas’ District 26 Senate seat, is a Monticello businessman and member of the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees.

District 26 includes Ashley, Bradley and Chicot counties and portions of Cleveland, Desha and Lincoln counties.

The Bradley County Republicans meet every first Thursday of the month. For more information contact Marlene Elliott at 870-463-8659.