Celeste Williams expected to announce Third Congressional District challenge to U.S. Rep. Womack

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Democrat Celeste Williams of Bella Vista appears to be gearing up to run against incumbent GOP U.S. Rep. Steve Womack, R-Rogers, in 2020.

Williams, who lost a race for Arkansas State Representative in 2018, distributed an email on Friday (Aug. 9) that said she will make a “special announcement about the Third Congressional District” on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 6 p.m. at Frisco Park in Rogers.

Also according to a Federal Election Commission (FEC) filing dated Aug. 7, 2019, Williams has filed a statement of candidacy to be a 2020 candidate for the U.S. House, AR-03 as a Democrat.

Williams declined to comment to Talk Business & Politics when reached on Saturday (Aug. 10), but indicated she would provide a statement on Aug. 14.

Williams, a nurse practitioner, lost her 2018 House District 95 race to incumbent Rep. Austin McCollum, R-Rogers, 65-34%.

Womack was first elected to Congress in 2010. He defeated Democrat Josh Mahony of Fayetteville in 2018. Mahony is running for the U.S. Senate against U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark.