Conrad Reynolds, who ran for the GOP U.S. Senate nomination in 2010, announced on Tuesday (Oct. 29) that he would seek the Second District Congressional seat currently held by Cong. Tim Griffin (R).
Griffin is not seeking a third term. Democrat Pat Hays, former North Little Rock mayor, and Republican Little Rock banker French Hill have already announced for the seat and Rep. Ann Clemmer (R-Bryant) is expected to enter the GOP primary on Wednesday.
Reynolds, a Republican from Conway, is a retired Colonel in the U.S. Army. He is a combat veteran having served in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
Since the 2010 race, Reynolds has been working to create an Arkansas Military Veterans Hall of Fame, an organization that seeks to honor a select number of Arkansas heroes every year.
“I believe that following the retirement of my friend, Tim Griffin, we must continue to have a strong, conservative leader in Congress to represent the values of central Arkansas,” Reynolds said.
Reynolds and his wife have four children. He is a member of the American Legion, the VFW, the Kiwanis Club, the NRA, and the New Life Church.
“I believe that Americans are looking for a leader they can trust. They want someone in Congress who speaks for them and who gets things done,” said Reynolds. “That’s what I did in the United States Army, and that is what I will do when I go to Congress.”