Hayden Shamel,
a 36-year-old Hot Springs teacher and chair of the Garland County Democratic Party, has announced on social media that she’s running for 4th District Congress against incumbent Republican Rep. Bruce Westerman.

Her website is here, with a recorded message. She calls herself a “proud Southern Democrat” whose interests include health care and income inequality. She cares about “people, not profits.”

She plans an official announcement at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Farmers Market in Hot Springs.