Growing up in Arkansas, I was taught that Arkansas was the only State in the union to have diamonds buried in the ground. I always believed Arkansas was special, that it was “second to none!” but to have such an important gem seemed to emphasize just how special and valuable Arkansas is.
I am tired of Arkansas being near last in everything good and near the first in everything bad. We are developing a legislative agenda I hope to enact if elected Governor-the D.I.A.M.O.N.D. Legislative Agenda that will help the people of Arkansas move to the future that is as special and rare as the State with which we have been blessed.
I am also not naïve--State government cannot provide all the solutions, but working with the private sector and government leaders from cities, counties and the federal government, together with community leaders and faith communities, as we emphasize unity and what we share in common, we can lift our people to the “Diamond” future I believe we all have together, as we protect those in the beginning and twilight of their lives. Arkansas truly is second to none!