Former head of Residents 4 Arkansas to run for office | Politics
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A former director of a nonprofit organization from Russellville says he's running for the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Congressman Steve Womack in northwest Arkansas next year.
Ken Aden told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he's seeking his party's nomination for the 3rd congressional district in 2012.
Aden is the first Democrat to announce he's running for the seat.
Womack is the former mayor of Rogers and was elected to Congress last year. His seat is considered to be in a reliably Republican district.
Aden is the former director of Residents 4 Arkansas, a community improvement nonprofit based in West Memphis. He also served 11 years in the Army.
Aden says he resigned his post with the nonprofit group to run for Congress.
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