Jim Bob Duggar from “19 and Counting” is back in politics, announcing on social media his plans to run for the Arkansas State Senate.
“Jim Bob Duggar has announced that he will be running for Arkansas Senate District 7, which includes Springdale, Johnson, Jochen, and Elkins in Eastern Washington District,” reads a press release posted to the Duggar family. The official Facebook page. “Jim Bob previously served in the Arkansas House of Representatives for four years (1999-2002),” six years before he starred on the TLC hit from 2008-2015.
“I am honored to announce my candidacy for Arkansas Senate District 7. Northwest Arkansas is my lifelong home. It is the place where my wife and I raised our 20 children,” the 56-year-old continued. “It is where we have developed our small business. It is where we have built a life centered around our faith, our family and our friends.”
The reality star followed in detail why he was looking forward to occupying the state seat.
“I am running for the state senate because these are unprecedented times in our nation. Out-of-control bureaucrats have put politics on common sense politics with government mandates that force people to choose between earning a salary and violating their personal rights and beliefs. The fundamental principles that have made our nation great are threatened as never before. before.
“Now more than ever, we need a bold pro-family, pro-business and pro-life voice,” he added. It’s time for conservatives to demand courageous leadership that puts Arkansas families, jobs, and our constitutional freedoms first. I look forward to being your voice in the Arkansas State Senate.”
Jim Pope’s announcement comes six months after son Josh Duggar was accused of receiving and possessing child pornography. Josh’s trial, which had been scheduled for July, was postponed to November 30.
The indictment led to TLC canceling the family spin-off “Counting On”.