SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Jim Bob Duggar, whose giant household was featured within the TLC actuality present “19 Children and Counting,” has introduced he is operating for a seat within the Arkansas Senate.
Duggar, who beforehand served within the Arkansas Home, introduced Friday on the household’s Fb web page that he is operating for the district in northwest Arkansas that features Springdale.
Final week, Republican state Sen. Lance Eads resigned the seat to take a job within the personal sector. A particular election can be known as to fill the time period.
TLC pulled “19 Children and Counting” in 2015 over revelations that Duggar’s son, Josh, had molested 4 of his sisters and a babysitter. His mother and father mentioned he confessed to the fondling and apologized. Josh Duggar has additionally apologized for his pornography habit and for dishonest on his spouse.
Josh Duggar is about to go to trial in federal courtroom in November on two counts of downloading and possessing little one pornography. He faces as much as 20 years in jail and fines of as much as $250,000 on every rely if convicted.
A longtime household spokesman, Chad Gallagher, informed the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that no household “is immune from tragedy, heartbreak or influence from the selections of those they love.”
He added that it is “vital to notice that Josh is a grown grownup.”
Jim Bob Duggar, who was born and raised in Springdale, and spouse, Michelle, have 20 kids and 22 grandchildren.
“Now greater than ever, we want a daring voice that’s pro-family, pro-business, pro-gun and pro-life,” Duggar mentioned within the announcement. “It’s time for conservatives to demand brave management that places Arkansas households, jobs, and our constitutional liberties first.”
That is Duggar’s second run for the district. In 2006, he was defeated within the Republican major.
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