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  • Sara Doan, Northeast Arkansas News

Election recap of runoff races across northeast Arkansas

Voters went to the polls and decided several races across northeast Arkansas last night that went into a runoff.

The town of Bay elected a new mayor.

Paul Keith defeated opponent Sandi Ladd Griffin in the runoff election on Tuesday night. Mayor-elect Keith won by more than 66% of the vote, while Ladd Griffin received 33%.

In total, 357 votes were cast in the runoff race.

In the Jonesboro Alderman Ward One race, unofficial results show Janice Porter defeated Guy Pardew Jr. Porter received 58% of the vote, and Pardew received 41%.

Staying in Jonesboro, in the Alderman Ward Six race, Dr. Anthony D. Coleman defeated Larry Hager. Coleman won with more than 64% of the votes, while Hager received 35%.

Moving onto Poinsett County, where like in Bay- residents also elected a new mayor of the town during the runoff.

Results show Jay Paul Woods won the race, having received 55% of the vote, defeated opponent Shane Blagg who received 45% of the vote. 1,080 votes were cast in the Trumann Mayoral runoff race.

Mayor-elect Woods will take over from outgoing Mayor Barbara Llewellyn, who did seek re-election. However, she only received 16% of the total votes from the November 8 general election.

Unofficial results in Greene County show the new mayor of the town of Marmaduke will be Jerrimy Farmer.

Farmer defeated their opponent, Ronnie Floyd. Farmer received 55% (103 votes), while Floyd received 45% (85 votes).

In Randolph County, a new county judge will soon take office.

Ben wicker beat his opponent, Randy Barber, in the Randolph County judges race. Wicker held a strong lead receiving 66% (1,242) votes, while Barber received 34% (645 votes).


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