Marcus Richmond

Marcus Richmond, a Republican candidate for U.S. Congress from District 4, will be the special guest speaker at the regular monthly meeting of the Southeast Arkansas TEA Party on December 12. Richmond will outline his platform and answer questions. The meeting begins 6:30 p.m. and will be held at the Living Word Fellowship on U.S. 425 South, across the highway from the Ryburn automobile dealership, according to a Southeast Arkansas TEA Party news release.

“The TEA Party is giving voters the opportunity to meet with many of the candidates running for office in the upcoming 2012 election,” said Southeast Arkansas TEA Party member Linda Davis. “Our hope is that the public will take advantage of these chances to personally talk to the candidates before going to the polls for the May primary election and then again in November for the general election.”

Currently, two other congressional candidates are scheduled to speak at upcoming TEA Party meetings. Gene Jeffress, a Democrat, will meet with the group on January 9, and Lane Jean, a Republican from Magnolia, will speak on April 9. Other candidates will be scheduled in the upcoming months.

The meetings are open to the public.