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Hempstead County Election Results

By Submitted, 11/6/18 10:46 PM

The results have been gathered and the Hempstead County election results were all in by 10:10pm election night. In the county judge’s race, Republican Jerry Crane polled 3,582 votes compared to 1,375 for Democrat Allen Flowers. Crane will be sworn in as judge in January. There were two contested city board races and the incumbents held on to them. In the race for city director Ward 6, Steve Montgomery polled 201 votes compared to Carla Bryant’s 116 votes. In the Ward 7 race in Hempstead County Don Still polled 224 votes compared to 63 for Peter Anthony Maggio. The ballot for county coroner showed two names; however, Scott Brown had withdrawn from the race leaving only David Peters. Peters polled 2,689 votes compared to 2,257 for Brown.
In the issues races, Issue 1 had been stricken from the ballot by the courts but wasn’t removed due to the lateness of the decision. In Hempstead County 2,072 voted for it while 1.730 voted against. Issue 2, requiring a photo I.D. to vote passed overwhelmingly in Hempstead county 4,206 to 677. Issue 3, the term limits proposal was stricken from the ballot; however, Hempstead County voted for the issue 3,047 to 966. Issue 4, the casino gambling proposal received 2,698 votes for in Hempstead County with 2,169 votes against. Issue 5, the proposal to increase the minimum wage in Arkansas was found approval in Hempstead County with 3,175 votes for and 1,753 votes against.
In the state supreme court race, Hempstead County voted for Justice Courtney Goodson 2,840 over David Sterling with 1,900 votes. The county voted overwhelmingly for Governor Asa Hutchinson, Congressman Bruce Westerman, Lt. Governor Tim Griffin, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, and voted for John Thurston for Secretary of State. The county voted overwhelmingly for State Treasurer Dennis Milligan and for Auditor of State Andrea Lea. For Commissioner of State Lands Hempstead County voted overwhelmingly for Republican Tommy Land. In State Senate District 10 the county went for Senator Larry Teague 2,926 to challenger Bobbi Hicks with 961 votes. And for the part of Hempstead County that includes the state representative seat for District 19, the county voted 161 for Representative Justin Gonzales compared to 56 for Jeremy Ross.