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Early voting hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm; Saturdays, 10am-4pm; and Monday (Nov. 3) 8am-5pm. All regular polling places will be open on election day, Nov. 4.
Contested races include Mayor Joe Rogers facing former assistant mayor Zack Tucker for the Monticello Mayor’s seat and former city coucil member Thomas “Sonny” Thornhill.
Since I began campaigning for the office of Arkansas State Representative for District 9, I have traveled extensively around the district speaking to groups and meeting with the people to learn about their concerns and needs. The following is a summary of the past several weeks of my time with the people of Southeast Arkansas.
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Congressman Mike Ross, a Democratic candidate for Governor, held a rally and “meet and greet” at the Sadie Johnson Community Center, late Tuesday afternoon.
Ross was introduced by State Representative Sheilla Lampkin, then briefly spoke to the crowd from the podium. Hey spoke to members of the crowd of 160, as barbecue sandwiches were prepared for the group.
Former Monticello Mayor Joe Rogers filed as an independent candidate, Wednesday, for the mayor’s position in the November election.
Former Mayor Joe Rogers entered the mayors race, Thursday, by filing his petition to run as an Independent in the June 24 special election.
Rogers also plans to run for the 4 year term as Mayor, in the general election, in November.
Rogers served as Mayor from 2007-2010, and runs Rogers Mens Wear.
The Republican Party of Drew County was saddened by the news this week of the death of Mayor Allen Maxwell. His service to the city of Monticello and the Great State of Arkansas are to be applauded. Whichever side you fall on politically it is always a sacrifice to serve the people while in office.
Courtney Hale of Monticello has announced her candidacy for Drew County Circuit Clerk.
Hale, who currently serves as administrative assistant for the Drew County Detention Facility and a 911 dispatcher for the Monticello Police Department, will seek the Republican nomination in the May 20 primary election.
Chris Barnett of the Green Hill community has announced her candidacy for District 6 Justice of the Peace on the Drew County Quorum Court.
Barnet, a lifelong Drew County resident, is a 1971 graduate of Wilmar High School and received a cosmetology degree in 1972. For the past 42 years, she has worked in hair salons and operated a hairstyling business out of her home. She currently owns Chris’ Hair Care in Monticello.
Monticello native Patricia (Ferrell) Mays has announced that she will be a candidate for the Arkansas House of Representatives District 10 in the 2014 general election on the Republican ticket.
“I decided to run for House of Representatives because there is a need for legislators who will pass laws that align with the values of the citizens they represent. I believe that our representatives should be aware of the current issues, gather all the relevant facts, solicit input from all of their constituents then make the best decision that they can based on the available information,” Mays said.
Drew County resident, Sonya Leggett-Ryburn, has announced that she will be a candidate for State Representative District 9 in the 2014 election on the Republican ticket. This District includes the major portions of Drew and Ashley Counties.
Sheilla Lampkin of Monticello is announcing her candidacy for the office of State Representative, District 9, in the May 2014 Democratic Primary Election. Lampkin will be serving her third term as state representative and her second term as representative for District 9. District 9 includes approximately two-thirds of both Drew County and Ashley County, including Monticello, Hamburg, the heart of Crossett and much of the area around the three cities. She has all of the area east of Hwy 425 in Drew County.
ASA HUTCHINSON SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER OF SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS TEA PARTY
By Linda Davis
Former U.S. Congressman and current gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson was the special guest speaker at the September 9, meeting of the Southeast Arkansas TEA Party. Mr. Hutchinson began his presentation by complementing the TEA Party. “I have been the Chairman of the Arkansas Republican Party and helped build the party in the state,” he said. “When we have another party that comes along that is citizen driven and that supports fewer taxes, smaller government and the Constitution; you know it will help politics in general. The TEA Party helps get good, conservative candidates elected.”
It is hereby proclaimed that a Special Election will be held in Drew County, Arkansas on the 9th day of July, 2013, at which there shall be submitted to the voters the adoption a 1% local sales and use tax within the County for a period of six (6) years, the net collections will be distributed to the County and used as follows: 75% of the Net Collections to finance the construction, reconstruction, restoration, improvement, alteration and repair of County roads, and 25% of the Net Collections to finance general operations of the County and other purposes of County government. If approved, the levy of the tax will commence on January 1, 2014.
The election will be held 7:30 am til 730 pm, Tuesday at the usual polling places.
Robert Akin, the independent candidate, won Tuesday night’s run-off election and will be the next Drew County Judge.
Robin Hood, the chief deputy of the Sheriff’s Dept. won the general election, but lost to Akin in the run-off.
The final,unofficial ballot totals by voting wards are posted below.
Griffin told MLive, “I’m supporting Robert because he’s the best candidate in the race. Robert is a good honest man, who has good experience to serve in the position of county judge. Robert ran a very clean campaign, and will do a good job for the county. I feel Robert is the best choice for Drew County judge, and encourage everyone who supported me to vote for Robert Akin in the run-off election.”
Griffin also pointed out, contrary to rumors, if Akin is elected, Griffin will not be given a job with the county.
Drew County elections aren’t over for 2012, because on November 27, the Drew County Judge’s race will be determined by a run-off between Robin Hood (2927 votes) and Robert Akin (1903 votes.) Jessie Griffin the third place candidate had 1761 votes.
In other local races…….
Most local candidates were present for the traditional “Election Night Poll Watch” at the county courthouse.
Shown here are successful candidates: Robert Akin, JP Renee Knowles, Collector Tonya Loveless, Robin Hood, and State Rep. Sheilla Lampkin. Akin & Hood will face each other in a Run-off for County Judge on November 27
Monticello Animal Clinic
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Beverley Burks Circuit Clerk 2
Southern Quality Construction
Sonya Ryburn 2
Reggie’s Lock & Key
Union Bank 2
Courtney Hale For Circuit Clerk
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Razorback Body Shop
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