Hot Springs woman to seek 4th District seat


Janis Kent Percefull of Hot Springs says she will formally announce her candidacy for the 4th District U.S. Congressional seat on Aug. 8 in Hot Springs.

Percefull, a 61-year-old author, historian and part-time history teacher at National Park Community College in Hot Springs, has scheduled a press conference for 10 a.m. Aug. 8 at the Quapaw Cafe in Hot Springs. She is running as a Democrat.

“I will not be taking questions at this time as I would like the focus to be on my announcement,” Percefull said in a news release. “However, I will be saying a few special words to the media representatives before beginning my formal announcement. The entire event should not take more than 10 minutes.”

Percefull recently told the Arkansas News Bureau that she once ran unsuccessfully for Garland County Quorum Court about 20 years ago and has had no political experience since then.

Percefull abruptly ended her recent interview with an Arkansas News Bureau reporter after answering questions for approximately six minutes.

“I think I need to stop answering questions,” she said. “I have to terminate this conversation.”