Updated: May 17
Republican Party of Garland County Ribbon Cutting on May 13, 2021
Members and friends of the Republican Party of Garland County are invited to the ribbon cutting of the new offices and meeting areas, on May 13 at 5:45 p.m. The ribbon-cutting will be at 615 West Grand Avenue in front of the McGrew Building. A New sign is on the Signboard for the building and new door signage is up.
After the ribbon-cutting, a small reception and tours will be available. The regular RPGC monthly meeting will follow the ceremony and reception.
During the monthly meeting Leon Jones Jr., a Republican candidate for Arkansas Attorney General, and Mindy McAlindon, a candidate for the Republican Party of Arkansas National Committeewoman, will speak.
Matt McKee, RPGC chairman, said the new offices provide a permanent facility for the Republican Party in Garland County. The offices in Suite 2 are located in the McGrew Building.
“We have been without a permanent offices for a couple of years,” McKee said. “We have room now to maintain a permanent office, storage space, a conference center and room for monthly meetings.
“The office is in a perfect location,” he said. “It is two blocks from the Garland County Courthouse and a block away from the Election Commission.”
Attorney General candidate Jones, who will speak after the dedication ceremony, describes himself as a principled conservative and that his extensive experience in both the private and public sectors prepared him to become Attorney General. He said he respects the rule of law and, as Attorney General to ensure all laws are clear and applied equally to everyone.
He said he will work with law enforcement, protect residents from fraud and identity theft and provide children with safe, secure and reliable access to online services and information.
Jones was appointed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson as director of the Arkansas Department of Labor in 2015 and four years later he was appointed by the governor as executive director of the Arkansas Fair Housing Commission. Jones was the first black to serve as Labor Department director.
Jones introduced innovation and implemented technology that created efficiencies and tax savings in both agencies.
He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and his law degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville.
Jones is a seventh generation Arkansan, who lives in Little Rock with his wife, Tori, and three children.
Also speaking will be Mindy McAlindon, of Centerton, who has served on the Republican Party of Arkansas Executive Board and Finance Chair and Deputy Treasurer. She is also secretary for the Benton County Republican Committee. She has been involved with Republican women’s ground and has worked on political campaigns and organized Reagan Day dinners.
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