Lt. Governor Debate

Lt. Governor Debate

Jim Holt

9.17.2006

Jim Holt

Jim Holt of Springdale was elected to the Arkansas state House of Representatives in 2000 and later to the Arkansas Senate in 2002. Prior to his political career, Holt joined the military in 1987 and served in the U.S. Army Joint Intelligence Operations at the National Security Agency. In 1996, he became an ordained Southern Baptist minister.

The candidates for the 2006 Arkansas Lt. Governor’s race, Democrat Bill Halter and Republican State Senator Jim Holt, hold a televised political debate at the Clinton School. Moderated by Northwest Arkansas news anchor Don Elkins, the debate touches on the issues of the role of the Lt. Governor’s office in Arkansas government, a proposed lottery for college scholarships, a proposal to increase the state minimum wage and illegal immigration among other topics.