The Howard County Democratic Committee will host congressional candidate James Lee Witt at a public session on Tuesday, Feb. 18, to discuss issues facing the Fourth Congressional District which includes Howard and Pike counties.
The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Western Sizzlin‘ in Nashville. There will be refreshments.
Witt, a former Yell County Judge and who served as National Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is a Democratic candidate for the open congressional seat.
In addition to his national service, Witt served as director of the Arkansas Office of Emergency Services until appointed by President Bill Clinton to be director of the federal program.
At FEMA, he transformed the struggling agency into what became recognized as the most successful agency in government. During his time as director, FEMA responded to almost 350 disasters, including the Oklahoma City Bombing, the Great Midwest Flood, tornadoes, and Northridge, the most destructive recent earthquake in the country.