Tuesday, August 01, 2017

TOP STORY >> Ex-airman enters race for Congress

Gwendolyn Combs, a former Air Force C-130 maintainer and the woman who organized the widely attended Women’s March at the state Capitol in January, has announced she will seek the Democratic nomination for the Second District Congressional seat held by Republican French Hill.

Combs, a teacher in the Little Rock School District and a jewelry maker, will face Paul Spencer of Scott, a farmer and activist who teaches at Catholic High, in the Democratic primary.

She was an Air Force navigation systems technician in Okinawa, Japan, from 1996 through 1999.

On Facebook, Combs said, “I served in the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command overseas for three years. I have a master’s of gifted education from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Along the way, I also earned a bachelor’s degree in English with secondary emphasis on education and psychology and an associate arts degree in general curriculum from the University of Maryland University College Asian Division, as well as an associate in applied science degree in avionics systems technology from the Community College of the Air Force. I’m currently an educator in the Little Rock School District.”

She is a founder of Be the Change Alliance and organized to preserve the Affordable Care Act.