HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE, AR -- Hot Springs businessman and TEA Party leader Glenn Gallas endorsed Beth Anne Rankin of Magnolia Tuesday in the race for Congress from the Fourth Congressional District.
Rankin and Gallas faced each other in the Republican primary election last month. Rankin won her party’s nomination and will face incumbent Mike Ross in the Nov. 2 General Election. Gallas made the endorsement of Rankin during a meeting for the Hot Springs Village Republican Committee.
Rankin said she appreciated Gallas’ efforts to bring conservative voters together by supporting her.
Gallas said he and Rankin never personally attacked each other during the primary. Instead, they presented their conservative ideas and let the voters decide.
“Now, I’m asking all of my supporters to support her,” Gallas said.
He said voters need to retire Ross from Congress and replace him with Rankin, who is a true conservative.
“The important thing is to get Mike Ross out of Congress,” Gallas said.
Rankin has been endorsed by former Gov. Mike Huckabee and former Fourth District Congressman Jay Dickey.
Rankin is a 1989 Honor Graduate of Magnolia High School, attended Southern Arkansas University and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Ouachita Baptist University after being selected as the “Ouachitonian Outstanding Senior Woman.”
She served the state as Miss Arkansas 1994. Rankin performed in the fall, Christmas and New Year’s shows of America’s Piano Showman DINO in Branson, Missouri, before retuning to Arkansas to work for Gov. Huckabee.
While working in the governor’s office, Rankin served in several capacities including liaison and policy advisor to the National Governors’ Association, the Southern Governors’ Association, the Council of State Governments, Southern Growth Policies Board, Capitol Hill and the White House.
Under the direction of Gov. Huckabee, she coordinated the Governor’s Summit on Economic Development and launched and chaired the state-wide effort in selection of the winning design for the Arkansas quarter.
A small business owner, Rankin Anne founded Beth Anne Productions, Inc. in 1998.
Once again I would like to thank Jim Harris for this update.