I often get asked "why" I am running for office. To be brief, its because of people like my mom. She was a hard worker who never let her children go without. My mom didn't have a voice when I was a child, she suffered in silence like so many do. I want to be that voice for the individuals who have been left behind in our society. The families who struggle to pay their bills, the students who work multiple jobs just to afford a college education. I love my community and I know there is so much more we can do to make it more inclusive, and an even better place to call home.

I am glad to call Arkansas home but there are many areas where we are failing.  We rank among the highest for poverty, we have a legislature that continues to actively chip away at healthcare for thousands of Arkansans. We must step up and be willing to fight for the individuals who don't have a voice, the individuals who are neglected in our society because they don't have special interest money. This is a fight for the State and Community we want our children to live in. 

I won't lie this will be an uphill battle in a state that has turned Blue to Red in the last decade, but we must step up and be prepared to fight. I need your help, asking for money is never easy, but donations are needed to make sure our voices are heard.

Change starts right here at home!



Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • endorsed

    “Faulkner County needs more leaders like Michael Wendel. He is stepping up and supporting community groups and members. He will be a vaulable member of the quorum court.”

  • endorsed

    “I typically vote republican; however, I believe that Michael Wendel is the right person for the job. There are so many families in the state of Arkansas that need a voice. I genuinely believe in Michael.”

January 30, 2018

Fundraising for the month coming to a close

First of all thank you to the amazing people who have donated to our campaign so far. It is amazing to have the support of so many individuals who believe in bringing a progressive voice to the Arkansas Legislature. We are still about 2,400 away from our goal of hitting our filing fee but I have faith we can do it in the next few weeks. Please continue to share and ask your friends and colleagues to invest in our campaign as we move forward. I need your support more than ever to make sure our message isn't silenced.

Thank you again!

January 21, 2018

Endorsed by Run for Something!

Our campaign has been officially endorsed by the amazing group Run for Something! They are working hard to help young progressives across the ballot. I am honored to have their support as we race towards the primary. Please share our campaign with your friends and family, we need everyone's support!

January 17, 2018

Wow just broke the $200 mark!

Thank you all so much for your amazing support in the first week of our campaign! I am committed to running a grassroots campaign and the support already shown to me has been so heart warming. Thank you again!

January 9, 2018

Just raised our first $50 dollars!

$50 dollars may not sound like a lot of money but when you are running a grassroots campaign it means everything. I want to thank the people who have already stepped up to support the campaign. This is just the beginning but progressive ideas in Arkansas have a bright future!

January 4, 2018

We are live!

Its official, our page is live and I am running for House District 70. I can't do this without your support!

December 21, 2017

Campaign created!

Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • endorsed

    “Faulkner County needs more leaders like Michael Wendel. He is stepping up and supporting community groups and members. He will be a vaulable member of the quorum court.”

  • endorsed

    “I typically vote republican; however, I believe that Michael Wendel is the right person for the job. There are so many families in the state of Arkansas that need a voice. I genuinely believe in Michael.”

  • endorsed