November 03, 2010 Edition

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LawCo. election results announced



James Ratliff (left), who was elected as state representative of District 73 on Tuesday, visits with Democratic Congressional candidate Chad Causey during a campaign stop in Walnut Ridge on Friday. Causey appears to have lost his bid for election against Republican candidate Rick Crawford.
TD Photo ~ Shantelle Prater
Gretchen Hunt
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Lawrence County voters decided several races during Tuesday's General and Municipal Election, according to unofficial results released by Lawrence County Clerk Tina Stowers.

The county experienced a 45 percent voter turnout with 4,712 of the 10,392 registered voters casting ballots in the election.

Democrat Alex Latham was elected as justice of the peace for District 9 with 315 votes (66.6 percent), compared to 158 votes (33.4 percent) for Republican Lloyd Clark.

In the race for Black Rock constable, Republican Bryan Smith received 209 votes (66.14 percent) to defeat Democrat Tommy Milgrim, who received 107 votes (33.86 percent).

Municipal races

Lanny Tinker received 361 votes (50.49 percent) to win election as Hoxie mayor without a runoff. Incumbent Donnie Roberts received 168 votes (23.5 percent). Other candidates and their totals were: Charlie Cook, 83 votes (11.61 percent); Dennis Coggins, 81 votes (11.33 percent); Christie Watson, 14 votes (1.96 percent); Juanita Viola Madden, eight votes (1.12 percent).

In the Walnut Ridge mayoral race, Don House defeated incumbent Michelle Rogers with a total of 837 votes (59.53 percent). Rogers received 569 votes (40.47 percent).

Other mayoral race results were as follows:

College City - Paul Rhoads, 36 votes (69.23 percent); Blair Stowers, 16 votes, (30.77 percent).

Minturn - Ronnie Brown, 26 votes (72.22 percent); Loyce Tinker, 10 votes (27.78 percent).

Portia - Sue Smith Dry, 88 votes (58.67 percent); Carl Herring, 44 votes (29.33 percent); Don Hillhouse, 18 votes (12 percent).

Sedgwick - J. Stanley Debow, 41 votes (56.94 percent); Sam Vance, 31 votes (43.06 percent).

Results in other municipal races were as follows:

Hoxie Clerk/Treasurer - Katie Welch Smith, 548 votes (78.74 percent); Brenda Isreal, 148 votes (21.26 percent).

Black Rock Alderman Ward 1 Position 1 - Vesta K. Smith, 108 votes (64.67 percent); Darlene (Hall) Johann, 59 votes (35.33 percent).

Hoxie Alderman Ward 1 Position 2 - Tim Taylor, 469 votes, (67.10 percent); Blaine Davis, 230 votes (32.9 percent).

Hoxie Alderman Ward 2 Position 1 - Richard Combs, 451 votes (66.32 percent); David Watson, 229 votes (33.68 percent).

Hoxie Alderman Ward 2 Position 2 - Karen Williams, 427 votes (61.62 percent); Charles Hendrix, 266 votes (38.38 percent).

Hoxie Alderman Ward 3 Position 2 - Adam Pratt, 436 votes (62.82 percent); Harold L. Hayes Jr., 258 votes (37.18 percent).

Imboden Alderman Position 5 - Douglass Alan Swink, 101 votes (51.01 percent); Joe Chappell, 97 votes (48.99 percent).

Lynn Alderman Position 1 - Coty Powers, 48 votes (61.54 percent); Harold Morgan, 30 votes (38.46 percent).

Portia Alderman Position 1 - Scott Glenn DeJarnette, 75 votes (51.37 percent); Lacy Slusser, 71 votes (48.63 percent).

Walnut Ridge Alderman Ward 1 Position 1 - Wendell S. Jones, 787 votes (57.87 percent); Corbet L. Clark III, 573 votes (42.13 percent).

Walnut Ridge Alderman Ward 1 Position 2 - Paula Haskins, 857 votes (62.88 percent); Rickey Ditto, 506 votes (37.12 percent).

Walnut Ridge Alderman Ward 2, Position 1 - Rob Combs, 774 votes (57.12 percent); Ty Callahan, 581 votes (42.88 percent).

Walnut Ridge Alderman Ward 4 Position 1 - Michael "Button" Wallin, 815 votes (59.53 percent); Daniel Abbott, 554 votes (40.47 percent).

Walnut Ridge Alderman Ward 4 Position 2 - Ed Lawson, 643 votes (46.73 percent); Gary Kearby, 402 votes (29.22 percent); Johnnie Fears, 331 votes (24.06 percent). Lawson and Kearby will face off in a runoff for the office.

State and federal races

In the race for state representative for District 73, Democrat James Ratliff was announced as the winner over Republican Chad Moseley. In Lawrence County, Ratliff received 2,985 votes (64.39 percent), and Moseley received 1,651 votes (35.61 percent).

In the race for U.S. Congress District 1, Lawrence County voters cast ballots as follows: Chad Causey, Democrat, 2,211 votes (48.05 percent); Rick Crawford, Republican, 2,122 votes (46.12 percent); and Ken Adler, Green Party, 265 votes (5.76 percent). Crawford was declared the district-wide winner.

Lawrence County residents voted as follows in other state and federal races. (Results do not necessarily reflect who won statewide.)

U.S. Senate - Blanche Lambert Lincoln, Democrat, 2,197 votes (47.42 percent); John Boozman, Republican, 2,170 votes (46.84 percent); Trevor Drown, 189 votes (4.08 percent); John Laney Gray III, Green Party, 75 votes (1.62 percent).

Governor - Mike Beebe, Democrat, 3,405 votes (73.01 percent); Jim Keet, Republican, 1,156 votes (24.79 percent); Jim Lendall, Green Party, 102 votes (2.19 percent).

Lieutenant Governor - Shane Broadway, Democrat, 2,838 votes (62.39 percent); Mark Darr, Republican, 1,711 votes (37.61 percent).

- Dustin McDaniel, Democrat, 3,602 votes (80.69 percent); Rebekah Kennedy, Green Party, 850 votes (19.04 percent).

Secretary of State - Pat O'Brien, Democrat, 2,654 votes (58.07 percent); Mark Martin, Republican, 1,916 votes (41.93 percent).

State Treasurer - Martha Shoffner, Democrat, 3,157 votes (72.91 percent); Bobby Tullis, Green Party, 1,173 votes (27.09 percent).

Auditor of State - Charlie Daniels, Democrat, 3,364 votes (76.79 percent); Mary Hughes-Willis, Green Party, 1,017 votes (23.21 percent).

Commissioner of State Lands - LJ Bryant, Democrat, 2,818 votes (62.40 percent); John M. Thurston, Republican, 1,698 votes (37.60 percent).

State Supreme Court Associate Justice Position 6 - Karen Baker, 2,545 votes (60 percent); Tim Fox, 1,697 votes (40 percent).

Issues

Local results on state issues included:

Issue No. 1 - right to hunt - 3,772 (84.94 percent) voted yes, and 669 (15.06 percent) voted no.

Issue No. 2 - interest rate limits and the issuance of governmental bonds to finance energy-efficiency projects - 2,502 (59.6 percent) voted yes, and 1,696 (40.4 percent) voted no.

Issue No. 3 - removing fixed criteria for the issuance of economic development bonds - 2,644 (63.16 percent) voted yes, and 1,542 (36.84 percent) voted no.

All three of the issues appeared to have passed statewide, according to unofficial results Tuesday night.

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