Berry seeks re-election as ES mayor

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Eureka Springs Mayor Robert “Butch” Berry is seeking a second term in office.

Berry, who was elected in 2014, has filed as a candidate for re-election, Carroll County election coordinator Sherry Cochrane said Monday.

Theodore Cottingham has filed as a challenger to Berry for the mayor’s seat.

Also in Eureka Springs, city attorney Tim Weaver and alderwoman Mickey Schneider have filed to seek re-election and husband and wife Eric and Joyce Knowles have filed as a candidates for the city council for the position 2 and position 1 seats, respectively, from Ward 3.

In Berryville, alderwoman Linda Riddlesperger has filed for re-election to the City Council’s Ward 2, Position 1 seat and Jason C. Williams is running for the Ward 1, Position 1 seat. Longtime Mayor Tim McKinney and city attorney Clint Scheel had already filed for re-election.

In Green Forest, alderwomen Willa Kerby and Pamela Norton have filed as candidates for re-election to the Ward 1, Position 1 and Ward 2, Position 2 seats, respectively. Joyce Varner Kolb has filed as a candidate for the Ward 1, Position 2 seat. Jerry D. Carlton has filed as a candidate for mayor.

In Oak Grove, alderman Eugene Reynolds has filed to seek re-election to his Position 4 seat.

The filing period for municipal candidates closes at noon on Friday, Aug. 17.

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