Rep. Greg Leding, a Fayetteville Democrat, sent an e-mail to supporters today saying he’d seek the state Senate seat currently held by Democratic Sen. Uvalde Lindsey, who’s announced his retirement.
Lindsey is one of nine Democrats in the Arkansas Senate.
The Senate District covers most of the city of Fayetteville and some outlying areas.
Fayetteville has been friendly to Democrats, but Washington County has elected a Republican county judge and the legislative contingent includes Republican Rep. Charlie Collins.
Too many Arkansans struggle to afford housing, to put food on the table, and to afford higher education opportunities that can mean a better tomorrow for them and their children.