Quintessa Hathaway, who leads an education consulting and business development firm in Little Rock, says she will announce Thursday as a candidate for 2nd District Congress, the seat held by Republican Rep. French Hill.

The announcement doesn’t explicitly identify Hathaway as a Democrat, but she has been active in Democratic politics.  Her platform would be unusual for a Republican.

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More on her background here, which includes a run for Tennessee legislature as a college student and work in a variety of political races and voter registration drives. She holds an education doctorate. Nick Cartwright of Romance announced earlier as a Democratic candidate for the seat.