Primary results given

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Locally, Bob Cantrell won the Democratic nomination for County Judge in the primary election with 56% of the vote and Randy Jones won District 1 Justice of the Peace with 63% of the vote.

According to the unofficial results from County Clerk Fonda Condra's office, Cantrell beat both Kevin Caldwell and Wade Lamb with 676 votes to Caldwell's 297 and Lamb's 233. Jones beat Tom House 87-51. Cantrell will face Republican Ron Allison in the county judge race in November.

In the race for State Representative of District 52, Dwight Tosh beat incumbent John Hutchison 894-588. Though locally in Poinsett County, Hutchison received 407 votes while Tosh received 256.

In the District 2 Circuit Judge races, Lee Fergus won the Division 2 position with 14,993 votes to Chris Jester's 5,921, and Dan Ritchey won Division 10 with 12,468 votes to Jeannette Robertson's 9,219 votes.

In other state races, Mike Ross the the Democratic nomination for Governor with 128,907 votes to Lynette Bryant's 24,683; Asa Hutchinson won the Republican nomination for Governor with 128,479 to Curtis Coleman's 47,494. Tim Griffin won the nomination for Lieutenant Governor with 108,249 votes to Andy Mayberry's 34,959 and Debra Hobbs' 27,095. Dennis Milligan won the Republican nomination for State Treasurer with 85,530 votes to Duncan Baird's 74,206. Andrea Lea picked up the Republican nomination for State Auditor with 110,017 votes to Ken Yang's 51,322. And in the race for Supreme Court Associate Justice Position 2, Robin Wynne won with 52% of the vote versus Tim Cullen's 48%. In the race for the Republican nomination for Attorney General, Leslie Rutledge will face David Sterling in a runoff on June 10. Rutledge received 78,126 votes, Sterling received 64,450 and Patricia Nation received 22,509 in that race.

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