Keith Greene has picked up several endorsements this week in Tuesday’s runoff election bid against Ed Thicksten for mayor of Alma.
The Republican Party of Crawford County passed a resolution Tuesday night supporting Greene’s candidacy for Alma mayor, according to Mark Shaffer, RPCC chairman.
Rep. Charlotte Vining Douglas said Greene is a man of integrity who she attends church with. "Keith will serve Alma well," she said.
Both Sen. Bruce Holland and Rep. Charlene Fite also have announced their support of Greene.
"During the past few years, I’ve attended church with Keith Greene and observed his involvement in the Alma Boys and Girls Club," Fite said. "I’ve come to greatly admire this man who has such a passion for his community. I believe he will serve my hometown of Alma with honor and encourage your vote for him."
Holland said he knows Greene to be a man of integrity who cares very much about the community he will work to serve as mayor.
"I encourage every citizen to get out and exercise their right to vote," Holland said.
"The Republican Women of Crawford County wholeheartedly endorse Keith Greene for mayor of Alma. We believe he is the right person for the job," Gennell Hutsell RWCC president.
Sen. Bryan King said he believes Greene will work hard for the citizens of Alma.
"It’s an honor to represent a great city like Alma in the Arkansas senate," King said. "I humbly ask the citizens of Alma to support Keith Greene for mayor."
Bob Newbold with the River Valley Tea Party in the Fort Smith and River Valley area said he also is supporting Greene for Alma mayor.
"Keith has been a businessman most of his life, creating jobs and customer service," Newbold said. "He has shown his leadership ability both in business and his voluntary service."
Newbold noted Greene was recently elected as commander of the American Legion Post Nom 31.
"In all the time I have spent with him, he is always compatible, honorable and a family man," Newbold said. "He will be a great mayor for the great town of Alma."
Jonelle Fulmer, Arkansas Republican national committeewoman said she is proud to endorse Greene.
"Keith possesses common sense, conservative values, knowledge of business and a love for Alma, and he stands ready to lead Alma into the future," Fulmer said. "I encourage you to support Keith Greene for mayor."
In the Nov. 4 general election, Greene tallied 663 votes to 605 for Thicksten and 147 for Gary Perry.