Eight JPs, 2 ES board members file to seek re-election
By Scott Loftis
Eight incumbent members of the Carroll County Quorum Court officially filed for re-election this week as the candidate filing period opened for the March 3 preferential primary and non-partisan general election.
District 1 Justice of the Peace Jack Deaton of Holiday Island filed as an independent candidate for re-election, while District 2 JP Charles Olson of Eureka Springs filed as a Republican and District 3 JP Laurie “Harrie” Farrow of Eureka Springs filed as a Democrat. District 4 JP Marty Johnson, District 5 JP Matt Phillips, District 6 JP Craig Hicks, District 7 JP Kellie Matt and District 9 JP Roger Hall also filed to seek re-election, all as Republicans.
Ferguson “Fergie” Stewart of Eureka Springs filed as a Republican for the District 3 seat. Farrow defeated Stewart for the then-vacant seat in the November 2018 general election.
Also filing for re-election were two incumbent members of the Eureka Springs School Board — Chris McClung and Al Larson.
Jim Butler filed as a Republican candidate for re-election as constable of Cedar township and Gerald L. Galyen, a Republican, is seeking re-election as constable of Packard Springs.
In Little Rock, State Rep. Ron McNair of Alpena, a Republican, filed to seek re-election to his District 98 seat. The district includes a large portion of eastern Carroll County as well as a portion of Boone County.
Eureka Springs’ Suzie Bell filed as a Democratic candidate for the District 97 seat in the state House of Representatives, which represents a large portion of Carroll County as well as portions of Madison and Washington counties. The seat is currently held by Harlan Breaux, a Republican from Holiday Island.
Democrat Celeste Williams of Bella Vista filed as a candidate for Arkansas’ Third District Seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. The district includes Carroll County and is currently represented by Steve Womack, a Republican from Rogers.
Carroll County Circuit Judge Scott Jackson filed as a candidate for re-election in September.
The filing period for the preferential primary and non-partisan general election will continue through noon, Tuesday, Nov. 12.