Early voting in the preferential primary runoff elections begins Tuesday. The runoff election is June 12.
State Sen. Gene Jeffress, of Louann, and Hot Springs attorney Q. Byrum Hurst are in a runoff for the Democratic nomination in Arkansas’ Fourth Congressional District. The winner will face Republican Tom Cotton in November. The 33-county district includes Ashley, Bradley and Drew counties.
Scott Ellington, the prosecutor who negotiated the West Memphis Three deal, faces State Rep. Clark Hall in the for the Democratic nomination in Arkansas’ First Congressional District. The winner will face Republican Rick Crawford in November. The 31-county district includes Chicot, Desha, and Lincoln counties.
State Rep. Eddie Cheatham, of Crossett, and former state Rep. Gregg Reep, of Warren, are vying for the Democratic nomination in the District 26 state Senate seat. The winner will face Republican Mike Akin in the November general election.
Jefferson County Judge Mike Holcomb and Dorothy Hall, retired associate director of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, are in a runoff for the Democratic nomination in the District 10 state House race. The winner will face Republican Charles Roberts, of Cleveland County, in November. The district includes portions of Drew, Lincoln, Cleveland, Jefferson and Grant counties.
There will also be run offs in two county judge races in Southeast Arkansas.
Democrats Dennis Holland and Nick Martin, both of Hamburg, are in a runoff for Ashley County judge, while Democrats Roy Rodgers and Mary Ann Allen will face each other the Desha County judge runoff race. The winner of the Desha County runoff will face independent Carsell Mathis in November.
In Drew County, Tonya Loveless and Josh Frost are in a runoff for the Democratic nomination for Drew County Collector. The winner will face Republican Andrea Huskey in November.