An announcement posted to the Duggar family’s Facebook page says that Jim Bob Duggar is launching his candidacy for the Arkansas State Senate’s District 7, a local CBS affiliate reported.
Duggar previously served in the Arkansas House of Representatives from 1999 to 2002.
“I am honored to announce my candidacy for Arkansas State Senate District 7,” Duggar said. “Northwest Arkansas is my lifelong home. It’s where my wife Michelle and I have raised our 20 children. It’s where we’ve grown our small businesses. It’s where we’ve built a life centered around our faith, family, and friends. Our family has been blessed by God in so many ways. We’ve found His love and goodness to be our source of strength in both our most joyous occasions and our darkest moments. It’s important to us to give back and to help others in every way we can.”
Duggar says he wants to be elected so he can tackle the “unprecedented times in our nation.”
“Out-of-control bureaucrats have put politics over common-sense policy with government mandates that force people to choose between earning a paycheck and violating their personal rights and beliefs. The foundational principles that have made our nation great are under threat like never before,” he continued. “Now more than ever, we need a bold voice that is pro-family, pro-business, pro-gun and pro-life. It’s time for conservatives to demand courageous leadership that puts Arkansas families, jobs, and our constitutional liberties first. I look forward to being your voice in the Arkansas State Senate.”