Phillips County Sheriff Neal Byrd defeated Vincent Bell 2,175 votes to 504 to remain Phillips Co. Sheriff. Byrd received 81.19 percent of the votes, to Bell’s 18.81 percent.
In the 1st Judicial District Race, Todd Murray defeated James Fitzgerald ‘JF’ Valley 1,637 votes to 1,278. Murray received 56.16 percent of the votes, to Valley’s 43.84 percent. Valley did win in Phillips County with 1,637 votes to Murray’s 1,278.
Jerome Turner defeated Jackie S. Sanders 1,499 votes to 1,157 to be elected as Phillips County Assessor. Turner received 56.44 percent of the votes, to Sander’s 49.56 percent.
Democrat Lewis Hall defeated Democrat Jimmy Jones 193 votes to 53 to with the Constable Spring Creek Township election. Hall received 78.46 percent of the vote, while Jones received 21.54 percent.
Other election results include:
In the Governor’s Race, Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson defeated Republican Jan Morgan 175 votes to 75. Governor Hutchinson received 58.79 percent of the vote, to Morgan’s 41.21 percent.
Also in the Governor’s Race, Democrat Leticia Sanders (1,188 votes) 52.24 percent, defeated Democrat Jared K. Henderson (1,086 votes) 47.76 percent.
In the race for Secretary of State. Republican John Thurston, Commissioner of Lands, won Phillips County by defeating Republican State Representative Trevor Drown 112 votes to 65 to win the in. Thurston received 63.28 percent, while Drown received 36.72 percent.
The race for State Supreme Court Associate Justice, Position 3, saw State Supreme Court Justice Courtney Goodson took 48.47 percent of the votes (1.344); Judge Kenneth Hinson had 29.64 percent (822) and David Sterling 21.89 percent (607) votes.
Democrat Senator Keith M. Ingram (1,189 votes) 71.54 percent, defeated Democrat Mayor Dorothy A.Cooper (473 votes) 28.46 percent in the Race for State Senate District 24.