Primary results are in

Friday, March 4, 2016

Unofficial results from the primary election held Tuesday, March 1, are in. At the local level, most candidates were running unopposed, but in the race for the Republican candidate for State Representative of District 54, Johnny Rye won with 51 percent of the votes over Wes Wagner with 49 percent. Rye received 1,683 votes (794 in Poinsett County), and Wagner received 1,591 votes (338 in the county). Rye will run against the Democrat candidate Hunter Williams in the November election. District 54 covers parts of Poinsett and Mississippi Counties, including the cities Trumann and Lepanto locally.

"We had a message to get to the people, and we got it out," Rye said. "We need a servant in the legislature for this area. And that's what it's all about, working for the people. We're really happy we won."

As of Wednesday morning, 96 percent of precincts across the state had reported results in the following races local voters voted in.

Republican results:

*President--Donald Trump 129,867 (33 percent); Ted Cruz 121,031 (30 percent); Marco Rubio 99,309 (25 percent); Ben Carson 22,664 (6 percent); John Kasich 14,862 (4 percent); Mike Huckabee 4,566 (1 percent); Jeb Bush 2,361 (1 percent); Rand Paul 1,109; Chris Christie 606; Carly Fiorina 399; Rick Santorum 286; Lindsey Graham 245; Bobby Jindal 164.

*U.S. Senate--John Boozman (incumbent) 288,080 (76 percent); Curtis Coleman 89,627 (24 percent).

Democrat results:

*President--Hillary Clinton 142,922 (66 percent); Bernie Sanders 64,078 (30 percent); Martin O'Malley 2,723 (1 percent); John Wolfe 2,518 (1 percent); James Valentine 1,656 (1 percent); Rocky De La Fuente 1,653 (1 percent).

Non-partisan results:

*Chief Justice Position 1 Arkansas Supreme Court--Dan Kemp 322,900 (57 percent); Courtney Goodson 246,528 (43 percent).

*Associate Justice Position 5 Arkansas Supreme Court--Shawn Womack 366,704 (67 percent); Clark Mason 176,880 (33 percent).

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