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2022 ELECTION RESULTS UPDATE

Scroll down for a wrap-up of notable local races.

Incumbent Republicans keep Arkansas’ 4 congressional seats

Sarah Huckabee Sanders 1st woman elected Arkansas governor

(AP) — Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been elected Arkansas governor and will be the first woman to lead the state. Sanders on Tuesday defeated Democratic nominee Chris Jones in the race for governor in her predominantly Republican home state.

Sanders will succeed fellow Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who is barred by term limits from seeking reelection. Sanders shattered fundraising records in her bid for governor and campaigned primarily on national issues. She’s vowed to use the office to fight President Joe Biden’s agenda. She becomes the highest profile former Trump official elected to office.

Arkansas voters reject recreational marijuana while voters in Maryland, Missouri approves

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Voters have approved recreational marijuana in Maryland and Missouri and rejected it in Arkansas and North Dakota. The measure also is on the ballot in South Dakota. The elections are seen as a test of legalization’s support in even the most conservative parts of the country.

The state voting follows moves by President Joe Biden toward decriminalizing marijuana. Biden last month announced he was pardoning thousands of Americans convicted of simple possession of marijuana under federal law.

AREA ELECTION RESULTS OF NOTE 

JP DISTRICT 10 INDEPENDENCE COUNTY — FINAL
Charles W. Jordan (REP) – 394 — 50.13% — WINNER
Lyndal Waits (IND) – 392 — 49.87%

STONE COUNTY SHERIFF — FINAL
Dammon McGilton (IND) — 1,583 — 30.60%
Brandon Long (REP) — 2,738 — 52.92% — WINNER
Tony R. Trammell (IND) — 769 — 14.86%

STONE COUNTY JUDGE
Jim Nesbitt (REP) — 2,429 — 46.95%
Stacey Avey (IND) — 2,659 — 51.39% — WINNER

For state election results from the Arkansas Secretary of State’s office, click here.

AP: Boozman reelected to Senate, awaits word on ag panel chair
Nov 8, 2022 7:49 PM
Republican Sen. John Boozman has won reelection to a third six-year term in the U.S. Senate and now waits to learn what role he will play as control of the Senate is decided. Boozman on Tuesday cruised past Democrat Natalie James, Libertarian Kenneth Cates, and two write-in candidates.

If Republicans take control of the Senate back from Democrats, Boozman is in line to chair the powerful Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee. He’s introduced legislation that would give the regulatory authority over cryptocurrencies to the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, over which the agriculture committee has authority. Boozman would become the second Arkansas senator to chair the committee

Ex-Trump spokeswoman Sarah Sanders elected Arkansas governor
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Nov 8, 2022 7:42 PM
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has been elected Arkansas governor and will be the first woman to lead the state. Sanders on Tuesday defeated Democratic nominee Chris Jones in the race for governor in her predominantly Republican home state. Sanders will succeed fellow Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who is barred by term limits from seeking reelection.

Sanders shattered fundraising records in her bid for governor and campaigned primarily on national issues. She’s vowed to use the office to fight President Joe Biden’s agenda. She becomes the highest profile former Trump official elected to office.


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