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Ouachita County May Election Results

by Michael Hanich | May 24, 2022 at 9:32 p.m.

Ouachita County voters headed to the polls Tuesday to make their voices heard in primary and nonpartisan elections for federal and state offices.

No local candidates had opposition in Tuesday's primary races.

1,485 of local voters voter "For" unopposed Republican candidates at the local, state and federal levels. 767 voted "For" unopposed Democratic candidates at all levels.

In the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate, 1,092 votes were cast for incumbent Senator John Boozman in Ouachita County. Challenger Heath Loftis garnered 19 votes in Ouachita County; Jake Bequette, 305 votes; and Jan Morgan, 275.

On the Democratic side of the Senate race, Jack E. Foster received 226 votes in Ouachita County; Natalie James, 444; and Dan Whitfield, 200.

In the Republican primary for Attorney General, Leon Jones, Jr. got 144 votes in Ouachita County, and Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin received 1,512 . There ,was not a Democratic primary race for Arkansas Attorney General. Incumbent Leslie Rutledge ran in this election for Lieutenant Governor.

In the Republican primary for Governor, 218 were cast in Ouachita County for Francis "Doc" Washburn and 1,470 were case for Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Current Gov. Asa Hutchinson was term-limited this year and could not run for re-election.

In the Democratic primary for Governor, Ouachita County voters cast 88 votes for Jay Martin; 95 for Anthony "Tony" Bland; 47 for James "Rus" Russell, III; 56 for Supha Xayprasith-Mays; and 611 for Chris Jones.

In the Republican primary for Lieutenant Governor, Doyle Webb got 107 votes in Ouachita County; Chris Bequette got 102; state Sen. Jason Rapert got 171; Greg Bledsoe got 162; Rutledge got 1,037; and Judge Joseph Wood got 81.

In the Republican primary for Secretary of State, Eddie Joe Williams received 280 votes in Ouachita County; and incumbent Secretary of State John Thurston received 1,314.

In the Democratic primary for Secretary of State, Ouachita County voters cast 509 votes for Anna Beth Gorman and 317 votes for Josh Price.

In the Republican primary for State Treasurer, state Sen. Mathew W. Pitsch received 283 votes in Ouachita County and state Rep. Mark Lowery received 1,312.

Beth Callaway garnered 310 votes in Ouachita County in the Republican primary for State Senate District 2 seat formerly held by Sen. Trent Garner, also a Republican. James McMenis received 140 from Ouachita County voters in that race, and Matt Stone got 1,204.

In the nonpartisan race for Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Position 2, Supreme Court Associate Justice Robin Wynne received 1,344 votes in Ouachita County; David Stirling, 584 votes; and Judge Chris Carnahan, 546 votes.

For the Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Position 6 race, also nonpartisan, Supreme Court Justice Karen Baker received 1,696 votes in Ouachita County and Judge Gunner DeLay received 760 votes.

Ouachita County voters also approved the 34.0 millage for the Camden Fairview School District. There were 1,218 votes cast "For" the millage and 653 ballots cast "Against" the millage.

Voters voted down a 41.0 mill Smackover School Tax. There were 22 votes cast "For" the tax and 44 votes cast "Against" the tax.

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