State Representative Marvin Parks says his full-time effort at running for Congress merits a salary, so he`s paying himself four-thousand dollars per month from contributions to his campaign. Parks, a Republican from Greenbrier, is running for his party`s nomination in the May 18the primary. He hopes to challenge Democratic incumbent Second District Congressman Vic Snyder. Parks is a former junior high school math teacher. Aside from his post in the state House, he doesn`t work. He and his wife have seven children, and Parks says the salary will help pay his bills. So far, Parks has raised more 200-thousand dollars for his campaign. It is legal for Parks to pay himself because he is a challenger -- an incumbent can`t do so. Also running in the Republican primary is Ed Garner, a Maumelle bakery owner. Garner says he`s not paying himself. Snyder says he hasn`t paid himself either.