Details on Republicans running for 3rd District

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Associated Press

Posted on May 4, 2010 at 6:02 PM

Details on Republican candidates for the 3rd Congressional District seat in Arkansas. The Democratic Party candidate, David Whitaker, is unopposed.

CECILE BLEDSOE

Birthdate: June 26, 1944

Birthplace: Lyons, Ga.

Campaign website: http://www.cecilebledsoe.com/

Bledsoe is a first-term state senator from Rogers. She has served in the Senate since 2009, and served in the state House from 1999 through 2004. She is the former vice president and office manager of her husband's surgical clinic.

GUNNER DELAY

Birthdate: June 14, 1963

Birthplace: Fort Smith, Ark.

Campaign website: http://www.gunnerforcongress.com/

DeLay is an attorney and a partner in the law firm of Rush, Rush & DeLay. He served as a state representative from 1995 through 1999 and served in the state Senate from 1999 through 2003. He ran unsuccessfully for the GOP nomination for the Third District congressional seat in a 2001 special election that was held when then-Rep. Asa Hutchinson resigned to take a post with the Bush administration.

DeLay was the GOP nominee for attorney general in 2006, but lost the election to Democrat Dustin McDaniel. He served as Sebastian County prosecutor from 2007 through 2009.

STEVE LOWRY

Birthdate: May 25, 1954

Birthplace: Belleville, Ill.

Campaign website: http://www.stevelowryforcongress.com/

Lowry is a retired special agent with the Drug Enforcement Agency, where he served for 25 years.

KURT MADDOX

Birthdate: March 10, 1969

Birthplace: Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Campaign website: http://www.maddoxforcongress.com/

Maddox is the owner and manager of MDX Group Inc., a Rogers property management and commercial cleaning business. He has served on the Gravette City Council since 2007.

DOUG MATAYO

Birthdate: Feb. 1, 1972

Birthplace: Peoria, Ill.

Campaign website: http://dougmatayo.com/

Matayo served as a state representative from 2003 until 2007 and served as Gov. Mike Huckabee's floor leader during the 2005 legislative session. He ran unsuccessfully for the GOP nomination for lieutenant governor in 2006. He owns an insurance company and is the managing partner of a coffee business.

MIKE MOORE

Birthdate: Dec. 10, 1963

Birthplace: Harrison, Ark.

Campaign website: http://www.mikemooreforcongress.com/

Moore was elected judge of Boone County in 2004. Moore joined the U.S. Navy Reserve in 1992 and served eight years.

BERNIE SKOCH

Birthdate: Aug. 8, 1951

Birthplace: Barksdale Air Force Base, La.

Campaign website: http://skoch2010.com/

Skoch is the only one of the eight Republicans running who announced his bid while Congressman John Boozman was still seeking re-election. Skoch is a retired brigadier general with the United States Air Force.

STEVE WOMACK

Birthdate: Feb. 18, 1957

Birthplace: Russellville, Ark.

Campaign website: http://www.womackforcongress.com/

Womack has served as mayor of Rogers since 1999 and is a former member of that city's council. He is a former financial consultant and former manager of a radio station. He served more than 30 years in the Arkansas Army National Guard, where he reached the rank of colonel.

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