The Arkansas Out of School Network says all three candidates for governor have confirmed they’ll participate in a public forum at 6:30 p.m. Monday, August 13, at New Hope Baptist Church, 1821 Edmonds Street, North Little Rock. NOTE CORRECTION: I wrote incorrectly originally that the date was Aug. 6.

The 90-minute forum will focus on children and family issues. Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Democrat Jared Henderson and Libertarian Mark West are scheduled to appear, a release said.


The network provides after-school and summer programs. It said it is being joined in the event by Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Consolidated Missionary Baptist State Convention of Arkansas, Arkansas Family Council, Faith Voices of Arkansas, Arkansas First Jurisdiction Church of God In Christ and Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship.