Former Arkansas Razorbacks football player, Chris Bequette, announced this week that he would run for Arkansas lieutenant governor, becoming the fifth Republican to seek the state’s No. 2 office.
Bequette, who played for the Razorbacks in 1984-87, announced his bid for the GOP nomination for lieutenant governor on Tuesday. Bequette, who owns a wealth management practice, said other Republicans, “govern like the Democrats who controlled state government for 140 years.”
The other GOP candidates running for lieutenant governor are Arkansas Senator Jason Rapert, Surgeon General Greg Bledsoe, Washington County Judge Joseph Wood and former state Republican Party Chairman Doyle Webb.
Current Republican Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin, who is barred by term limits from seeking reelection, is seeking the GOP nomination for attorney general.