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Gene McVay is a retired Air National Guard colonel who once contested the Republican primary for governor of Arkansas. He was a candidate for Governor of Arkansas in 1998 as a challenger in the Arkansas Republican primary to Mike Huckabee who had been elevated from Lieutenant Governor upon the resignation of Jim Guy Tucker, and who went on to win the general election.[1] [2] In the 1972 Arkansas General Election, he lost a race for the Arkansas Senate. In 1973, he became Chairman of the Baxter County, Arkansas Republican Party and member of the Election Commission.

He is a former commander of the American Legion Post 31 in Fort Smith, Arkansas.[3] He also served as Arkansas department commander for the American Legion.[4][5]

References

  • "Guard Colonel in the Lead", AIR FORCE Magazine, October 1995.
  1. "A look at Tuesday's primaries in Ark., Ore. and Pa.". The Associated Press. May 20, 1998. http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1-19723895.html. Retrieved May 21, 2012. (subscription required)
  2. Kilkelly, Ned (May 19, 1998). "Ark., Ore. and Pa. hold Senate, gubernatorial primaries Tuesday". The Associated Press. http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1-19723492.html. Retrieved May 21, 2012. (subscription required)
  3. Moritz, Rob (April 23, 2012). "Operators say lottery, casinos, tax taking toll on charity bingo". Arkansas News Bureau. http://arkansasnews.com/2012/04/23/operators-say-lottery-casinos-tax-taking-toll-on-charity-bingo/. Retrieved May 20, 2012. 
  4. Lyon, John (December 7, 2009). "Pearl Harbor Day observed at Capitol". Arkansas News Bureau. http://arkansasnews.com/2009/12/07/pearl-harbor-day-observed-at-capitol/. Retrieved May 21, 2012. "Gene McVay, department commander for the Arkansas Chapter of the American Legion, gave a speech in which he suggested the lessons of Pearl Harbor may not have been learned." 
  5. "Pearl Harbor Day ceremony". Arkansas News Bureau. http://arkansasnews.com/2009/12/07/pearl-harbor-day-ceremony/. Retrieved May 21, 2012. "The Natural State Brass Ensemble performs and Gene McVay of the American Legion speaks at a Pearl Harbor Day ceremony at the Arkansas Capitol on Monday, Dec. 7, 2009. (photo caption)" 
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