Ouachita County filings see five races for JP seats

The Ouachita County Courthouse is seen in this Camden News file photo.

The filing period to run for office in Ouachita County next year has ended, and while many Justices of the Peace are running unopposed, there are a few contested races

Incumbent Democrat Erma Shaw Brown will face off with Republican Jonathan Wolfe for the District 4 JP seat. Incumbent Democrat Raymond Furlow and Republican Shannon Milam are running for the District 5 JP seat.

Republicans Wayland Chambers and Cherly Davis will vie for the District 7 JP seat in next year's primary.

Also, Independent Willie Cooper and Democrat Willie Hardy have filed to run for the District 8 seat. And Republican Helen Aregood and Democrat Andre Toney will face off for the District 10 JP seat.

Justies Ware Russell, Dale Vaughan, Eddie Picket, Addie Moore Edwards, Fred Lilly and Jerry West are running unopposed for their seats.

For the Camden Fairview School Board, Macon Patton will return as board member for Zone 2 and Clevesta Moore has filed for the Zone 3 position.

The following constable candidates are running unopposed:

- Constable Union Township: Mitchell Pate

- Constable Freeo Township: Rodney Sorrells

- Constable Red Hill Township: Jason Purifoy

- Constable Bridge Creek Township: Chris Gill