Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin (R) was in Texarkana today (5-3-2012) to host a public gathering at the Miller County Court House. The public, members of the press, the Chamber of Commerce, and Court House staff were present. Also among the visiting individuals was Mary "Prissy" Hickerson, Arkansas State Representative District 1 (R), Mary Stuart, Miller County Tax Assessor (D), Larry Burgess, Miller County Judge (R), and Ann Nicholas, Miller County Clerk (D). Both the Miller County Republican and Miller County Democrat Chairs were also present for the visit.
A speech was not on the agenda for the day, and Secretary of State Martin spent his time informally visiting with people around the room about various topics of concern. He wanted to ensure that everyone had the opportunity to be heard and stayed well after his scheduled departure time. He ended the day with an interview with the Texarkana Gazette. Pictures and reports will be further posted on the Secretary of State’s website at http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/news Photographs will be arranged by date.