Womack Salutes Fort Smith for #1 Ranking for Low Cost of Living

Congressional candidate Steve Womack today saluted the city of Fort Smith for its recent honor as the most affordable city for livability by a national publication.

Kiplinger, a national business publication, named Fort Smith #1 on its list of cities with the lowest cost of living.

“This is a tremendous honor,” said Mayor Womack. “To be recognized by Kiplinger as the most affordable city for living in the entire country is something the city and our entire region should be proud of.”

Womack, who earned the Republican nomination for United States Congress in the third district of Arkansas, said he wasn’t surprised by the announcement. “We have known all along of the job opportunities and quality of life in the greater Fort Smith area. This honor, coupled with the area’s economic development potential, bodes well for the future of Fort Smith as well,” said Mayor Womack.

Womack added “Everyone knows how difficult the recent recession has been on individuals and people are looking for value. Kiplinger’s assessment is simple—Fort Smith is the example of quality, opportunity and value. Washington can learn something from this third district city, and I plan to reinforce it once elected.”

Trailing Fort Smith in the top five rankings were Pueblo, Colorado, Harlingen, Texas, McAllen Texas, and Johnson City, Tennessee.

Information regarding selection criteria the complete rankings can be obtained at Kiplinger.com.



Congressman Steve Womack was elected to represent Arkansas’s Third Congressional District in 2010 and sits on the House Appropriations Committee and the House Budget Committee.

Prior to his election to Congress, Congressman Womack served as the Mayor of Rogers, Arkansas, for twelve years and in the Arkansas Army National Guard for over thirty years, retiring at the rank of Colonel.

Steve has been married to his wife, Terri, for over 31 years, and they have three sons, two grandsons, and a dog named Cooper. - Read More