Nate Bell To Run For House District 22 Seat

Polk County Republican Nate Bell, a poultry farmer and construction business owner in Mena, confirms he’s planning a run for the Arkansas House of Representatives in District 22. The seat is currently held by Democratic Rep. Bill Abernathy, who is term-limited. Bell will be making his formal announcement Saturday at the Polk County Lincoln Day Dinner. (Typo in original item identified this as the District 21 seat — since corrected.)

UPDATE: Text of Bell’s full news release announcing his candidacy at the jump.

Nate Bell of rural Polk County announced Saturday that he will be running for the Republican nomination for District 22 State Representative. The district includes all of Polk County and a significant portion of Montgomery County.

In his announcement speech Bell stated, “When I was a little boy my mother taught me that complaining about a problem without taking action to correct it only serves to enlarge the problem. That’s one of the reasons I am running for Arkansas House of Representatives in the 2010 general election. It’s time to become part of the solution!

“I’m running because it’s time to put a working person in the House who understands firsthand the struggles of our businesses and farmers.”

Bell and his wife operate a broiler farm contracted with Tyson Foods along with Quad B Specialties, LLC.  Quad B Specialties, LLC constructs storm resistant housing in multiple states. Nate and Phyllis have two daughters who attend Mena schools.

When asked why he chose to run on the Republican ticket he said, “The Democrat Party of today isn’t the party of FDR or Harry Truman.  Those guys would vote Republican today if they saw the deficit spending, anti-gun agenda, and the total destruction of rural American values that today’s Democrats are forcing on us. I believe the Republican Party reflects the views and values of the everyday Arkansan.

“It’s time we elect representatives who support these views and values.”

The Republican primary will be held May 23, 2010.  Nate is currently unopposed for the nomination.

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4 thoughts on “Nate Bell To Run For House District 22 Seat

  • May 15, 2009 at 11:51 pm
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    Nate Bell is a horrible candidate.

    Another John van Gorder.

    Find Someone Else.

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  • July 16, 2009 at 8:10 pm
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    Nate Bell is a great candidate for this seat! Very wise, intelligent, and one of the hardest working men I have encountered in my life!

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  • September 7, 2009 at 9:42 am
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    As the people in this area, and our country as a whole, struggle more and more to make ends meet, it seems the deepening personal hardships perhaps tend to fog our minds. I would like to think that fundamental Christian values and morals have a stronger threshold; however, the last presidential election and the state of the nation is evidence enough that Americans have become detached and desperate. Unless we wake up to what’s going on in this country and turn things around NOW, the United States we once saluted and pledged will only be something our children and grandchildren read about in history books. When we can stop looking to the government and “education” for our answers, and focus again on God, hard work, and the value of family, only then will we receive the answers and solutions which will ultimately save our country. Nate Bell is an example, and I hope a leader, to what we need and become in the years ahead. He represents the requisites of everything once required in the formula of success. He is a father, a husband, a manual laborer (which I’m afraid to say…goes right along with being a business owner). Too many today think if we spend more on education…if we fill out more government mandated paperwork…we might get some benefits that will put us ahead. Well, it’s this kind of poisonous thinking that Nate Bell separates himself. The ever increasing demands/constraints of government has made it a “job” just to live in this country. The government inflicted “work” has gotten in the way of the real “work”. Nate Bell is the only choice for Polk and Montgomery Counties. A Republican, conservative, Christian based voice should have been the only choice in Washington last November…but too many Americans slept through that opportunity. I desparately hope and pray America has awakened since that time and sees the obvious “local” choice is NATE BELL.

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  • September 14, 2009 at 11:21 am
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    to “find someone else”

    how sad, my guess is that you are a dem, because you are hateful, as they “all” usually are…….
    did you vote for steve breedlove??? his first week he voted against what he swore in a half a page ad in the paper that he would not……..yes that is a GREAT candidate……oh, and his best friend arrested and convicted for stealing campaign sighns and he is the mayor, yep that is the kind of candidates “YOU” people love and that is why our country is “screwed” right now….my guess is you never even took 5 seconds to meet and talk with john, if you did you would not be so hateful…..but then people like you do not even bother to educate yourselevs, let me guess you are a dem and your daddy was a dem and your daddy’s daddy was a dem….and that is how you vote…..cuz thinking for yourself is too much like work…..as ususal, stupidity prevailed, and thanks to the idioisy of the voters and steve breedlove we now have higher taxes and one step closer to our rights being taken away……………if nate is anything like john vangorder, then his people will get a good one……………

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