Q. Byrum Hurst

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Q. Byrum Hurst
Q. Byrum Hurst.jpg
Candidate for
U.S. House, Arkansas, District 4
High schoolHot Springs High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Arkansas
J.D.University of Arkansas
Campaign website
Q. Byrum Hurst was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 4th Congressional District of Arkansas. He previously ran unsuccessfully for election to District 19 of the Arkansas State Senate in 2010.


Hurst received a bachelor's degree in business administration and a law degree from the University of Arkansas. He has since worked for over 35 years as an attorney.


Campaign themes


Hurst's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "As the healthcare debate continues at the national level, I know that our Arkansas Legislature must continue to work towards affordable and accessible healthcare for all Arkansans and planning for state implementation of any initiative passed by the federal government."
  • Bringing Good Jobs to the 4th District
Excerpt: "am a small business owner and my wife is also, so we’ve seen the tough economic atmosphere that exists for businesses right now. Attracting new industry to Arkansas is vital to keeping workers employed and expanding our tax base."
  • Education is the Key
Excerpt: "You simply cannot have a successful economic development effort without offering quality public education"
  • Honesty in Government
Excerpt: "This Congressional seat belongs to all residents of District 4. You support government with your hard earned tax dollars and you should expect results. You also deserve honest answers, a strong work ethic and communication from your Representative."



See also: Arkansas's 4th Congressional District elections, 2012

Hurst ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Arkansas's 4th District. He and state senator Gene Jeffress defeated D.C. Morrison in the May 22 Democratic primary. Hurst was then defeated by Jeffress in the June 12 primary runoff election.[2]


See also: Arkansas State Senate elections, 2010

Hurst was defeated by Gene Shelby in the May 18 primary.[3]


Hurst and his wife, Rita, have five children.

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