November 14, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Westerman Earns Home County Endorsements
'Honor' to receive support of conservative colleagues
HOT SPRINGS -- Arkansas House Majority Leader and Fourth District Congressional Candidate Bruce Westerman (R-Hot Springs) today issued the following statement announcing the endorsements of elected officials representing Garland County:
“It is truly an honor to receive the support and endorsement of my conservative colleagues and friends who represent Garland County in the Courthouse and the Statehouse. They are Arkansans who know the issues facing our state and have fought for our shared rural common-sense values."
Westerman earned the endorsements of Garland County Judge Rick Davis; Sen. Alan Clark (R-Lonsdale); and Reps. Bruce Cozart (R-Hot Springs) and Richard Womack (R-Arkadelphia).
“My fight as the next Fourth District congressman will be to untie the binds of the unfair, centralized, top-down government of DC and return power to state and local leaders like my friends and colleagues that fight everyday for the hardworking citizens of Garland County,” Westerman added.
Judge Rick Davis
“Bruce Westerman is a lifelong resident of Garland County and has served his fellow citizens on the school board and state legislature with excellence. He is truly a humble servant that will make us proud in Congress.”
Sen. Alan Clark
“Our next congressman needs to fight for the people of the Fourth District and not bend his knee to the executive branch. Bruce Westerman fought for his district against the top-down administration in Little Rock, and I know he will do the same in Washington.”
Rep. Bruce Cozart
“I have seen firsthand how Bruce fights for his district no matter the outside pressures he endured. Bruce engineered the plan that made Republicans the majority in the Arkansas House for the first time since Reconstruction. He is a common-sense conservative who will fight for us in Congress.”
Rep. Richard Womack
“As a first-term Member of the Arkansas House, I did not realize the amount of pressure that comes with certain votes. I saw Bruce stand up to the pressure and press his voting button for his district. In fact, he is the only candidate in this race to have pushed a voting button. I know his record, and there is no doubt in my mind that Bruce Westerman is the conservative choice for Congress in the Fourth District.”
About Rep. Bruce Westerman
A lifelong resident of Garland County, Rep. Bruce Westerman is Arkansas's first Republican House Majority Leader in 138 years and an architect of the House Republican SIMPLE Plan which led to the 2013 Republican takeover of the Arkansas House of Representatives.
An engineer and forester for 21 years at Mid-South Engineering in Hot Springs, Westerman is a registered professional engineer in Arkansas and six other states, and a registered forester in Arkansas. He holds a Master of Forestry degree (2001) from Yale University. In 2013, he was named Engineer of the Year by the Arkansas Society of Professional of Engineers.
Westerman graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from the Univesity of Arkansas in 1990. While at Arkansas, Westerman was a four-year walk-on member of the Razorback Football Team. He received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award in 2005 and the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2012.
Westerman is a former board member of the Fountain Lake School District and is a deacon at Walnut Valley Baptist Church. He lives in Hot Springs with his wife Sharon and their four children.
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