Voters cast ballots in Arkansas primary runoff election
ARKANSAS (KSLA) - Voters head out to the polls on Tuesday, June 21, for Arkansas’ primary runoff election.
Major races on the ballot include sheriff in Miller and Lafayette counties, a county judge race in Howard County and assessor in Columbia County.
- Incumbent Howard Count Judge Kevin Smith was in a runoff for his job against justice of the peace and radio station manager, Brent Pinkerton. Pinkerton won out against Smith, unseating him with 66% of the vote.
- Former Stamps Police Chief Jeff Black defeated Chief Deputy James Barnes, beating Barnes with 55% of the vote. Black will be facing Democrat Lesa Ray in the November primary election.
- Detective Wayne Easley defeated Deputy Stephen Ward. There was no Democrat challenger, so there will be no race in November. Easley is going to become sheriff.
There were no state runoffs in this election. Polls closed at 7:30 p.m.
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