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In Craighead County, Sullivan and Smith win, Peck and Milligan in March 31 runoff

Arkansas Secretary of State's Office
Arkansas Secretary of State's Office

In the Arkansas primaries yesterday, Craighead County voters had their say on three contested races.  In the State Senate District 21 race, Representative Dan Sullivan defeated John Cooper and won that seat.  In the State Representative District 53 race, Cole Peck and Jon Milligan will be involved in a March 31st runoff.  Bobby Long only picked up 26% of the vote.  The winner of that race will face Democrat Shawn Only in November.  In the State Representative District 58 race, Brant Smith defeated Ken Yarbrough in the Republican primary.  Smith will face Democrat Jim Burton in November.   Here is the breakdown of the numbers from the primary:

State Senate District 21:

Dan Sullivan 5,487  (58%) 

John Cooper 3,879 (42%)

State Representative District 53:

Cole Peck 1,394  (40%)

Jon Milligan 1,128  (33%)

Bobby Long  909 (26%)

State Representative District 58:

Brandt Smith 2,260 (61%)

Ken Yarbrough 1,440 (39%)

Constable District 7

Steve Floyd  921 (54%)

Doug Thomas 777 (46%)

Constable District 9

Scott Davis 544 (55%)

Martin Lilly (45%)

Constable District 11

David Chadwick 176  (58%)

Jack Gathright 130 (42%)

Constable Distict 13

Dan Walker 483 (62%)

Scott Armstrong 291 (38%)

Millage issues were also passed.

Bay Mill District 41.7 No. 21 

For 187 (55%)

Against 155 (45%)

Riverside Mill District  No. 15

For 429 (56%)

Against 332 (44%)

Westside Mill District No. 5

For 666 (51%)

Against (49%)

Johnathan Reaves is the News Director for KASU Public Radio. As part of an Air Force Family, he moved to Arkansas from Minot, North Dakota in 1986. He was first bitten by the radio bug after he graduated from Gosnell High School in 1992. While working on his undergraduate degree, he worked at KOSE, a small 1,000 watt AM commercial station in Osceola, Arkansas. Upon graduation from Arkansas State University in 1996 with a degree in Radio-Television Broadcast News, he decided that he wanted to stay in radio news. He moved to Stuttgart, Arkansas and worked for East Arkansas Broadcasters as news director and was there for 16 years.