My Fellow Republicans,

We are excited to announce that neurosurgeon and former U.S. Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Dr. Ben Carson, will be the keynote speaker for the 2024 Reagan Rockefeller Dinner!

The Reagan-Rockefeller Dinner, the Republican Party of Arkansas' largest annual event, will be May 17th, 2024 at the Statehouse Convention Center, Governor's Hall in Little Rock. The program will begin at 6:30pm, with a private VIP reception (sold separately) at 5:30pm. The VIP reception includes a signed copy of Dr. Carson's new book: "The Perilous Fight."

Attire for the evening is semi-formal.

Tickets for the dinner are available now for purchase, and this event will sell out!

Click the link HERE to purchase your tickets. You may also contact or call (501) 372-7301 for more details and payment options.

We look forward to seeing you there as we work towards electing Donald J. Trump as the 47th President of the United States!

Joseph K. Wood


Republican Party of Arkansas


About Secretary Ben Carson:

Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., is Founder and Chairman of the American Cornerstone Institute, a new think tank / do tank whose mission is to promote the 4 founding principles which are cornerstones of our country: faith, liberty, community and life as well as pursue common sense solutions that challenge conventional groupthink.  He most recently served as the 17th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  For nearly 30 years, Secretary Carson served as Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, a position he assumed when he was just 33 years old, becoming the youngest major division director in the hospital's history. In 1987, he successfully performed the first separation of craniopagus twins conjoined at the back of the head. He also performed the first fully successful separation of type-2 vertical craniopagus twins in 1997 in South Africa.

Dr. Carson received dozens of honors and awards in recognition of his achievements including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. He is also a recipient of the Spingarn Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and has been awarded over 70 honorary doctorate degrees. Dr. Carson has authored several books, five of which of which he has co-wrote with his wife Candy. The U.S. News Media Group and Harvard's Center for Public Leadership named him among "America's Best Leaders" in 2008.

Dr. Carson and his wife co-founded the Carson Scholars Fund, which recognizes young people of all backgrounds for exceptional academic and humanitarian accomplishments. The Fund is currently operating in 50 states and the District of Columbia, and this year is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the first awards ceremony. In honor of that, the organization has now awarded a total of more than 10,000 scholars, as well as more than $8 million in scholarships. The Carson Scholars Fund has also installed more than 250 Ben Carson Reading Rooms around the country.  Born in Detroit to a single mother with a 3rd grade education who worked multiple jobs to support their family, Secretary Carson was raised to love reading and education. He graduated from Yale University and earned his M.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School. He and his wife are the proud parents of three adult sons and many grandchildren.


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