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  • James Lee Witt

    Arkansas will increase its competitive advantage by further developing education and training that provides students with professional and technical skills based on the regional needs of industry in the district.

  • James Lee Witt

    We must never forget the sacrifices made by our servicemen and servicewomen. 

  • James Lee Witt

    My approach is simple: if we’ve got a problem, let’s use our common sense and do the hard work necessary to solve it.

  • James Lee Witt

    I was born in Paris, AR, and grew up in Dardanelle where I still live today. 

  • James Lee Witt

    We’re not going to solve the problems of the people from the 4th district with more partisan noise and name calling.

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James Lee Witt Announces Endorsements from County Sheriffs

July 22, 2014Press Release

From the Campaign Office of James Lee Witt for Congress
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 22, 2014
CONTACT: Beau Bishop, beau@jamesleeforcongress.com  870.826.1960

James Lee Witt Announces Endorsements from County Sheriffs

DARDANELLE, Ark. (July 22, 2014) - James Lee Witt, Democratic candidate for Congress, released the following statement after receiving the endorsement of 26 sitting county sheriffs in the 33 counties covering the 4th Congressional District. 

"It is truly an honor to receive the endorsement of these 26 county sheriffs," said Witt following his attendance at Arkansas Sheriffs' Association Summer Convention yesterday.

During his time as Director of FEMA, Director of Arkansas Office of Emergency Services, and Yell County Judge; Witt worked closely with the county sheriffs. 

"These individual endorsements mean a great deal to me," said Witt.  "I have an enormous amount of respect for the law enforcement profession. These brave men and women put their lives on the line to protect our community.  I am honored to have their support and look forward to working together to make the 4th District a better place to raise our families."

To see the full list of county sheriffs endorsing Witt, click here

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James Lee Witt Receives Endorsement of Arkansas State Firefighters Association

July 17, 2014Press Release

From the Campaign Office of James Lee Witt for Congress
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 17, 2014
CONTACT: Beau Bishop, beau@jamesleeforcongress.com  870.826.1960

James Lee Witt Receives Endorsement of Arkansas State Firefighters Association

DARDANELLE, Ark. (July 17, 2014) - James Lee Witt, Democratic candidate for Congress, released the following statement after receiving the endorsement of the Arkansas State Firefighters Association.

“I am extremely grateful and honored to have received the support of the Arkansas State Firefighters Association,” said Witt.  “This endorsement means a great deal to me because these men and women are our friends and neighbors who selflessly put their lives on the line every day to help protect others.” 

“We, the Arkansas State Firefighters Association endorse and fully support James Lee Witt for the 4th Congressional District Seat,” said Greg Gray, the State Firefighters’ Association Legislative Chairman. “The Fire Service of Arkansas has known James Lee since the late ‘80’s as the Arkansas Office of Emergency Management Director. He had the reputation of working with the First Responders of Arkansas in managing many Arkansas Disasters. He then left with President Bill Clinton to go to Washington to take over a government agency called FEMA that was mismanaged and not prepared for the next national disaster. In a short time through his experience running Arkansas OEM, he made FEMA an agency that was ready to respond to the next Natural Disaster and ready to serve the American People when they needed help the most. He had a reputation of working with both parties.”

James Lee Witt has also been endorsed by the Arkansas Professional Firefighters.

To view the letter in its entirety, click here

 

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James Lee Witt Posts Largest Fundraising Quarter to Date

July 15, 2014Press Release

DARDANELLE, Ark. (July 15, 2014) - James Lee Witt, candidate for Congress in Arkansas’ 4th Congressional District, today reported raising over $320,000 in the second quarter of 2014, posting his largest fundraising total for a quarter so far in this campaign. 

“We’re encouraged by the overwhelming support we’re receiving,” Witt said.  “My campaign is about making a difference for families here in Arkansas, about being an independent voice focused on people instead of politics, and about working together with both Republicans and Democrats to actually get things done.  I've spent nearly all of my life helping others and that is what I plan to do in Congress.”

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James Lee Witt Visits Monticello; Burning Up the Campaign Trail

July 10, 2014News Clip

“Why would anyone at may age want to run for public office? That is a question I get asked a lot on the campaign trail,” said James Lee Witt, the Democratic candidate running for the 4th Congressional District House of Representatives seat in Arkansas during a brief stop in Monticello on Tuesday.

Read more in the Advance Monticellonian.

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