At a Wednesday morning event in Little Rock, Josh Price, a former Pulaski County Election Commissioner, announced his candidacy for Secretary of State. Price, of Maumelle, is seeking the Democratic nomination for this office.
“I’m running for Secretary of State to protect the voting rights of all Arkansans,” Price said. “Out of touch politicians are making it harder for people to vote. That’s just not right. Rural voters, seniors, single mothers, working-class Arkansans -- they’re all facing new hurdles to exercising their American right to vote."
Price was born in Southwest Arkansas and grew up in Delight.
“I’ve served as a Pulaski County Election Commissioner,” he said. “I know what it takes to run large elections smoothly and fairly. As Secretary of State I will fight to protect the fundamental right of all Arkansans to make their voices heard, whether they live in a big city or a small town like Delight.”
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As an Election Commissioner for Pulaski County, Price helped oversee Arkansas’s largest county’s elections. In this role, he expanded voter access by opening additional early voting locations, replaced 20-year-old voting machines, and personally trained hundreds of poll workers during the pandemic. Price was the first Asian-American to serve in this position.
Price is currently a small business consultant and previously worked at the U.S Small Business Administration where he served as the Public Information Officer in Little Rock.
He also worked as the Digital Communications Director and Policy Advisor for the Delta Regional Authority, a federal agency with offices in Little Rock and Clarksdale, Mississippi and does outreach in eight-states in the south and along the Mississippi River.
He’s currently on the boards of the UA-Pulaski Tech Foundation and the Designing Hope Foundation.
The Democratic primary is scheduled for May 2022 and the General Election is in November 2022.
To see a biographical video of Price, click here.