Fisher to run for House District 14

A Lonoke County man has announced he will be a candidate for District 14 of the Arkansas House of Representatives, which includes a part of northern Jefferson County.

Buddy Fisher, a Republican, will seek the seat currently held by Wallis McCrary, who is term limited and cannot seek reelection.

“I am excited to kick off my campaign,” Fisher said. “Like most people in our area, I am concerned about the direction our political system is taking us. As a legislator, I will bring a conservative approach to finding solutions to the issues facing our state.”

He said he believes we need to “have a common sense review” of state government.

“Something isn’t right when government keeps growing and people are still struggling to find good paying jobs to take care of their families,” Fisher said.

In his campaign announcement, Fisher said he wants to stop Obamacare and other federal mandates while working to limit government and lower taxes on working families and small businesses, adding that “this will help strengthen our economy.”

Fisher and his wife Sherry have two adult children. He is president of Buddy Fisher Ministries.

According to the announcement, District 14 includes the communities of Carlisle, Coy, Furlow, Humnoke, Humphrey, Keo, Lonoke, Scott, Tucker and Wabbaseka.