Tagged: james lee witt

Hill, Westerman Prevail in 2nd, 4th Congressional Districts

by Associated Press 11/4/2014 10:19 pm

Republican businessman French Hill has been elected to a U.S. House seat representing the Little Rock area and other parts of central Arkansas, and Republican state Rep. Bruce Westerman has won a U.S. House seat representing south Arkansas.

Witt, Westerman Seek Southern Arkansas House Seat

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/22/2014 4:17 pm

The race for a southern Arkansas congressional seat is pitting a longtime Democratic figure and friend of former President Bill Clinton against a legislator who has been a key leader in Republicans' recent rise in the state.

#ARPX: It’s the Final Countdown (Robert Coon & Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Robert Coon, Blake Rutherford and Lance Turner 10/22/2014 4:06 pm

With less than two weeks to go before Election Day, Arkansas Business political columnists Robert Coon and Blake Rutherford assess the recent debates, the latest polls and what to expect in the final days. Online Editor Lance Turner moderates.

#ARPX TV Ads Reviewed, Part II (Robert Coon & Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Robert Coon and Blake Rutherford 10/8/2014 7:50 am

Part 2 in our series looking at Arkansas political ads. Columnists Robert Coon and Blake Rutherford offer their critiques of TV spots in the races for Arkansas lieutenant governor, Arkansas attorney general, 4th District Congress and 2nd District Congress.

Republicans File Ethics Complaint Over James Lee Witt Report

by Associated Press 9/10/2014 8:39 am

Democratic congressional hopeful James Lee Witt's campaign on Tuesday said he's amending his financial disclosure report after Arkansas Republicans questioned the omission of an $850,000 Little Rock home.

Peterson: Witt Assured of Agriculture Panel Spot

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/3/2014 8:53 am

The top Democrat on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee on Tuesday said former Federal Emergency Management Agency Director James Lee Witt is assured a spot on the panel if he wins his bid for a south Arkansas congressional seat this fall.

Metro Builders Property Weighs In at $3.8 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 9/1/2014 12:00 am

A commercial project in North Little Rock shifted ownership in a $3.8 million transaction. Dozens of lots in North Little Rock’s Villages of San Luis residential development were sold in combined transactions totaling $1.56 million. And a 17,234-SF nonprofit facility in midtown Little Rock tipped the scales at $1.35 million.

Arkansas Races Attract National Figures (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/24/2014 12:46 pm

The parade of national Republican Party figures through Arkansas touting the GOP's candidates underscores just how much the party is counting on a state that had once been considered a Democratic stronghold.

James Lee Witt: Develop More Jobs Through Public-Private Partnerships

by Mark Carter 6/12/2014 3:31 pm

James Lee Witt on Thursday released a jobs plan focused on creating public-private training partnerships.

Arkansas GOP, Dems Learn From Past Elections (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/25/2014 9:57 am

Republicans and Democrats won't agree on much in this year's election in Arkansas. But they both are on the same page when it comes to avoiding the mistakes that have plagued them in past campaigns.

French Hill, Bruce Westerman Win GOP Congressional Primaries

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/21/2014 7:33 am

Banking executive French Hill clinched an outright victory over two rivals Tuesday in a Republican U.S. House primary, while state Rep. Bruce Westerman claimed the GOP nomination for another Arkansas congressional seat.

Top Races Take Back Seat in Arkansas Primary

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/20/2014 12:02 pm

Arkansas' campaigns for governor and the U.S. Senate will take a back seat to dozens of congressional, statewide and legislative matchups Tuesday as voters decide the state's various primary races.

French Hill Criticized in GOP Debate Over Donation

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/20/2014 4:44 pm

Republican congressional hopeful French Hill fended off criticism during a debate Saturday as his two rivals highlighted the Little Rock banking executive's donation to a former Democratic state treasurer's campaign and his support of a local sales tax measure.

Bill Clinton: James Lee Witt Would Bring Clout to Washington

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/6/2014 4:26 pm

Bill Clinton returned to Arkanas Saturday to stump for his former FEMA head's congressional bid, praising James Lee Witt as someone who could go to Washington with bipartisan respect.

Arkansas Opens Filing Period for 2014 Election

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/24/2014 4:33 pm

Vowing to complete a takeover of the state's top offices after recent GOP gains, Republicans running for Arkansas governor and a U.S. Senate seat were among the dozens of candidates who made their bids official as the filing period opened Monday.

James Lee Witt to Run for Arkansas' 4th District Congressional Seat

by Associated Press 11/5/2013 4:35 pm

Former Federal Emergency Management Agency Director James Lee Witt is preparing to announce whether he'll run for the Democratic nomination for a south Arkansas congressional seat.

James Lee Witt on Potential Disasters, Confidence to Survive

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/18/2013 12:00 am

James Lee Witt, a native of Dardanelle, was a Yell County judge chosen in 1988 by then-Gov. Bill Clinton to lead Arkansas’ Office of Emergency Services. After Clinton was elected president in 1992, he named Witt to lead the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which he headed from 1993 to 2001. Witt founded Witt Associates, an international disaster management firm, in 2001. In January, Witt Associates merged with O’Brien’s Response Management to form Witt O’Brien’s.

James Lee Witt to Speak at North Little Rock Chamber Banquet Tonight

by Mark Carter 2/19/2013 2:30 pm

James Lee Witt, native Arkansan and former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will be the keynote speaker at the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce banquet Tuesday night.

Witt Associates to Merge with O’Brien’s Response Management

by Lance Turner 12/5/2012 11:05 am

James Lee Witt's crisis management firm, Witt Associates, and O’Brien’s Response Management say they will combine the two companies to form Witt O’Brien’s by Dec. 31.