Roy Rodgers, of McGehee, won the Democratic nomination for Desha County Judge in the June 12 primary runoff election while Valerie Donalson bested Suzanne McMahan White in the runoff for Desha County Clerk.
Rodgers defeated current Desha County judge’s assistant Mary Ann Allen with 59 percent of the vote. He will face Carsell Mathis, an independent candidate from Dumas, in the November general election.
Donaldson defeated White with 53 percent of the vote, making her the Desha County Clerk-elect. She has no opposition in the November general election.
The complete, unofficial results:
Desha County Judge
Roy Rodgers – 1,343 – 59 percent
Mary Ann Allen – 940 – 41 percent
Desha County Clerk
Valerie Donaldson – 1,181 – 53 percent
Suzanne McMahan White – 1,037 – 47 percent
In district-wide races on the Desha County ballot, state Rep. Clark Hall carried Desha County with 51 percent of the vote in the 1st Congressional District Democratic runoff but Scott Ellington, the Jonesboro prosecutor who brokered the dealt that freed the West Memphis Three, won the 31-county district runoff with 51 percent of the vote. Ellington will face Republican Rick Crawford in the November general election.
Former state Rep. Gregg Reep, of Warren, carried Desha County in the District 26 State Senate runoff but State Rep. Eddie Cheatham, of Crossett, won the 7-county runoff with 54 percent of the vote. Cheatham will face Republican Mike Akin, of Monticello, in the November general election.