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State, regional races on November ballot

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State, regional races on November ballot

Early voting starts Monday

ralphhardin@gmail.com In addition to the race for the U.S. Presidency and the many local elections to be decided when voters head to the polls just five weeks from today, there are a number of state and regional races for voters to consider this election cycle. In the race for the U.S. Senate, the senior senator from Arkansas, incumbent John Boozman, a Republican, will be seeking re-election. Boozman will face challenges from the Democratic candidate, former U.S. Prosecuting Attorney Conner Eldridge, as well as Libertarian candidate Frank Gilbert.

Independent candidate Jason Tate has also met state requirements to be considered as a write-in candidate.

In the U.S. Congressional District 1 race, incumbent U.S. Representative Rick Crawford will not face a challenger from the Democratic Party.

Libertarian Mark West will be Crawford’s lone opponend in his re-election bid. Both local State Representatives are unopposed in their re-election campaigns. Arkansas State House District 50 Representative, Democrat Milton Nicks, and Arkansas State House District 51 Representative, Democrat Deborah Ferguson, have filed for another term in the State Legislature.

Two statewide judicial seats also feature uncontested races. In the State Supreme Court Associate Justice Position 1 race, Judge Dan Kemp is the lone candidate. The case is the same in the State Supreme Court Associate Justice Position 5 race, where Judge Shawn A.

Womack is unopposed.

Absentee ballots are available now at the Crittenden County Courthouse. Early voting begins Monday, Oct. 24. The General Election is Tuesday, Nov.

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By Ralph Hardin

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