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Lampkin & Holcomb Retain State Rep. Seats

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Mike HolcombSheilla Lampkin
Current state representatives for Drew County, Sheilla Lampkin (District 9) and Mike Holcomb (District 10) retain their seats in Tuesday’s election.

Here are their vote totals, by county against their Republican opponents, according to the Secretary of State’s totals.


Local Election Day Candidates

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
Mayor Joe Rogers, former assistant mayor Zack Tucker, and former city council member Thomas "Sonny" Thornhill are seeking the Mayor's office.

Mayor Joe Rogers, Zack Tucker, and Thomas “Sonny” Thornhill are seeking the Mayor’s office.


Beverly Burks and Courtney Hale are seeking the office of Circuit Clerk, following the retirement os Sandra Erlanson.

Beverly Burks and Courtney Hale are seeking the office of Circuit Clerk, following the retirement os Sandra Erlanson.

 SHeilla Lampkin state representative position is being challenged by Sonya Leggett-Ryburn.

Sheilla Lampkin’s district 9 state representative position is being challenged by Sonya Leggett-Ryburn.

Mike Ross Visits Monticello, Tuesday

Friday, May 16th, 2014

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.

Joe Rogers Files for Nov. Mayor Election as Independent

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Joe RogersFormer Monticello Mayor Joe Rogers filed as an independent candidate, Wednesday, for the mayor’s position in the November election.

Rogers, along with four other candidates, have also filed for the interim mayor election, which will be held on June 24.
The deadline to file as an independent for the November election is May 19.  This deadline also applies to independent candidates for city council positions.
As of Thursday afternoon, no other candidates had officially file.

Joe Rogers Enters Mayors Race

Friday, March 28th, 2014

002Former 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.

Chris Barnett Seeking District 6 JP Position for Third Term

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

chris barnettChris 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.


Dr. Patricia Mays Seeks to become Arkansas Representative for District 10

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

maysMonticello 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.


Lampkin to Seek Re-election as State Rep for District 9

Monday, January 13th, 2014

imageSheilla 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.

Beverly Burks to file for Circuit Clerk Office

Thursday, January 9th, 2014
imageBeverly Burks of Wilmar has announced that she will be a candidate for the office of Drew County Circuit Clerk in the May Democratic primary.
Burks, 47, has been employed as a deputy in the Drew County Clerk’s office for the past year. Prior to that, she served as editor of the Advance-Monticellonian for 14 years.

Gov. Candidate Coleman Visits Monticello

Thursday, September 26th, 2013


zzCurtis Coleman, a Republican candidate for Governor, was in Monticello, Monday, for a meet-&-greet at the home of Zach McClendon.

Coleman described himself as a “conservative Republican.”

He also commented, “I’m not a politician; I’m not even a lawyer.  I’m a businessman.”

Governor Candidate Asa Hutchinson Speaks to TEA Party – Taxes, Schools, Gun Control, & More,

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

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.”


Today’s Election to Decide Continuation of County Road Tax

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013


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.


Election Results – Robert Akin Wins County Judge Race – Totals by Ward

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

New County Judge Robert Akin, being congratulated by former candidate Jessie Griffin, Tuesday night.

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.


Former Candidate Griffin Endorses Robert Akin for County Judge

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Former Drew County Judge candidate Jessie Griffin,this morning, endorsed Robert Akin for that position in the upcoming run-off election.

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.

Local Election Leaders

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

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

MLive Judge Candidate Interviews

Friday, November 2nd, 2012


Today, MonticelloLive will be running “Meet the Candidates” articles with the County Judge Candidates.

Learn more about the men that are seeking the office of Drew County Judge, and then VOTE?

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