Paul White, business owner and resident of Mountain View, recently declared his candidacy for State Senate, District 10. Paul Miller, Democrat and current State Senator from District 10, is term limited in 2010. District 10 encompasses Fulton, Izard, the northwest portion of Independence, Randolph, Sharp and Stone counties.
White, whose family were early settlers in Arkansas, his wife, Paula, and their three children have called Mountain View home since moving from Stillwater, Minn.
"The community of Mountain View and the state of Arkansas has been good to me and my family and now it is time for me to show my gratitude by serving the people of my community and state," stated White. "It is here in Arkansas that my family and I found people who reflected their strong faith in God, conservative political values, and the American hard work ethic of "an honest day's work for an honest day's pay." Like many of my fellow Arkansans, I am concerned about the recent change in direction in which our state and federal governments have turned. If elected, I intend to serve the people of District 10 by ensuring that the sovereignty of our state remains intact, the safety and freedoms that our citizens enjoy are preserved, and the prosperity of hardworking Arkansans is strengthened by sure and steady job growth with the elimination of the sales tax on food and clothing and the state income tax. States such as Texas and Tennessee have long realized that the absence of a state income tax results in more businesses moving into their states and with that comes job growth. For too long, the people of Arkansas have barely eked out a living wage to find that more and more of what little they earn is confiscated by their local and state taxing authorities. I personally know what it's like to work backbreaking jobs for 10 hours a day in the burning heat of Arkansas' summers. It is immoral to tax the basic necessities of life while at the same time creating an anti-business environment where a living wage is harder to come by. It is at this time that I find that the Republican Party best reflects my conservative values and I announce my candidacy for