Mark Darr (R-Springdale) made the announcement Tuesday with the release of the following statement:
"I have fielded many questions over the past few months from friends and supporters concerning the 2014 Gubernatorial Race. I have received support and encouragement to run for this office and I am very humbled and appreciative. During this time, Kim and I have prayerfully considered this important decision. We have decided that this race is not the right choice for us at this time. I am happy to announce my support of my friend, Asa Hutchinson for Governor of our great state. I intend to do anything that Asa deems helpful to assist him in his race for our state's highest office", Darr said. "In January, I said that I would be announcing my future plans formally, after the current legislative session's completion, and I will do so."