AR-House 31: BHR Endorsee Pace Gets Backing of Former Opponents

20 May

Scott Pace, who forced a run-off election with Debbie Murphy for the District 31 State House seat, received official endorsements from the other two candidates in the original 4-person field.

“It was such a hard fought primary,” Pace said. “All of the candidates worked very hard and I am so thankful that, in this era of negative campaigns, we were able to run a positive campaign focused on the issues that are important to the citizens of Saline and Pulaski counties. I am so thankful that both Lynette ‘Doc’ Bryant and Dusty Maxwell have chosen to endorse my campaign in the runoff election. They both ran terrific, positive campaigns that were focused on important issues such as education and healthcare. I admire both of their desires to serve the people of Arkansas, and I am humbled that they will support my campaign in the runoff.

“I am excited about the runoff,” Pace said. “I am the only candidate in the runoff that has actually worked to help create jobs, I have worked to provide healthcare to uninsured Arkansans, and I have worked teaching students in Arkansas. I have been in the working world, and I know what it means to work hard every day. Experience matters, and I have the right experience to best serve the people of Saline and Pulaski counties.”

Pace, 34, is an Arkansas native, who grew up in Paragould. He is the son of a public school teacher and a funeral director. He was educated entirely through Arkansas’s public schools, including degrees from Arkansas State University, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy, and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law. Pace currently serves as an executive for the Arkansas Pharmacists Association, a non-profit organization focused on improving medication use and patient safety in Little Rock. In addition, he also is an adjunct professor at UAMS where he teaches classes on the health care system, management, and political advocacy.

Scott and his wife, Anne, live in west Little Rock and will be welcoming their first child later this month.

Arkansas House District 31 includes northern Saline and western Pulaski counties. It includes portions of all of the following cities, towns, and communities: Alexander, Benton, Bigelow, Hot Springs Village, Little Rock, Lonsdale, Mabelvale, Paron, Perryville, and Roland.

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