Exclusive to Arkansas Herald by Nancy Carlton
Jan Morgan, a Hot Springs business owner, officially filed as a Republican candidate for Governor of Arkansas today. With an entourage of avid supporters, she entered the state capitol at approximately 11:30 a.m., today, Feb. 26, 2018. She signed up at the Republican filing station with Doyle Webb accepting her paperwork. The $15,000.00 filing fee check was turned in.
A crowd of reporters and photographers gathered around and interviewed Ms. Morgan asking a variety of questions. This evening’s local tv news at 5, 6, and 10 pm should be running the story on Channels 4, 7, and 11, along with Channel 16, hopefully, although I did not see a Channel 16 logo on a camera. Some interesting questions were brought up by reporters and as usual, Jan Morgan was articulate and right on the mark. One person did, of course, have to bring up the beleaguered, hackneyed same old subject of the “Muslim-free zone” that Ms. Morgan declared her indoor shooting range in the interest of the safety of her customers, and so that she would never be responsible for training the next Jihadist to attack Americans. I know the real story. The two Muslims that caused her to make the gun range a private club and a Muslim-free zone were clearly acting in a suspicious manner, in a time shortly after several attacks had occurred. Jan would have been remiss not to take the steps she took to ensure safety in a place where deadly weapons are fired. She made the ethical, logical choice and I support her. As for other important topics discussed today, Asa’s (the current Governor) big-spending ways were reviewed, as well as waste in government. Jan Morgan for Governor’s campaign website is www.janmorganforgovernor.com. Her campaign headquarters phone number is 501-701-4399 The next stop after today’s filing was to a local pharmacy in Russellville, AR, to speak with Pharmacist Mike Smith about the crisis facing independently-owned pharmacies, caused by big Pharma and the gargantuan pharmacy benefits management companies who are swindling the pharmacies by using unfair and non-transparent pricing practices. There will be a public event this coming Saturday, March 3rd, from noon to 3:00 pm at the Garland County Fairgrounds to Meet and Greet Jan Morgan. The event will include live music. Jan Morgan is married to Bob Paskvich. They are both Hot Springs residents and business owners.
Story by Nancy Carlton