Lioneld Jordan wins third mayoral term in Fayetteville, three re-elected to City Council

Mayor Lioneld Jordan / File photo

Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan will serve a third consecutive four-year term after taking nearly 70 percent of the votes in the Nov. 8 general election, according to final but unofficial vote counts.

Over 22,800 residents cast ballots for Jordan, while his challengers, developer Tom Terminella and resident Ron Baucom, received 8,935 votes and 1,067 votes, respectively.

Over 80,000 ballots were cast in Washington County, including an all-time high of nearly 48,000 early votes. Early results were released shortly before 8 p.m. with the final, unofficial tallies coming in at 11:45 p.m.

In Ward 1, Alderwoman Sarah Marsh defeated Paul Phaneuf, gathering 4,633 votes (66%) to Phaneuf’s 2,414 votes (34%). It will be Marsh’s second four-year term. She ran unopposed in 2012, replacing Brenda Boudreaux. Tuesday marked the second consecutive loss for Phaneuf, who was defeated by Alderwoman Adella Gray in a run-off election in 2014.

Ward 2 Alderman Matthew Petty will serve a third term after securing 3,484 votes (60%). Petty’s challenger, Justice of the Peace Gary McHenry, received 1,198 votes (21%). Over 1,100 people cast ballots for Adam Fire Cat, who dropped out of the race earlier this year.

Washington County Election Coordinator Jennifer Price (front), and Max Deitchler, a member of the Washington County Election Commission, count ballots Tuesday evening inside the Washington County Courthouse.

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Three candidates hoped to replace outgoing Alderman Martin Schoppmeyer in Ward 3. Sarah Bunch received 4,183 votes (48%), Tracy Hoskins received 3,119 votes (36%), and Benjamin Harrison took 1,350 votes (15%). Bunch and Hoskins will face each other in a run-off election on Nov. 29.

In Arkansas, if a single candidate does not win a majority of the votes, the two people with the most votes will square off in a runoff election unless the leading candidate receives more than 40 percent of the votes and is ahead of the runner-up by 20 percent.

Alderman Alan Long won re-election in Ward 4, defeating Nathan Allen with 4,383 votes (56%) to Allen’s 3,502 votes (44%). It will be Long’s second term. He defeated Mike Emery in a run-off election in 2012, replacing Sarah Lewis, who did not seek re-election.

In Washington County races, Russell Hill defeated Carol Waddle (60% to 40%) to win another term as assessor, while Joseph Wood defeated Mark Kinion (55% to 45%) for the county judge seat. Harvey Bowman, Joe Patterson, Daniel Balls, Joseph Kieklak, and Ann Harbison won their races for Justice of the Peace.

Statewide, all four ballot issues passed, including The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment, which will make the use of medical marijuana legal for some Arkansans.

Early voting for the Ward 3 run-off begins Nov. 22.


Fayetteville municipal races

Mayor
✓ Mayor Lioneld Jordan – 22,803 (69%)
Ron W. Baucom – 1,067 (3%)
Tom Terminella – 8,935 (27%)

Alderman Ward 1, Position 2
Paul Phaneuf – 2,414 (34%)
✓ Alderwoman Sarah Marsh – 4,633 (66%)

Alderman Ward 2, Position 2
Gary McHenry – 1,198 (21%)
Adam Fire Cat – 1,133 (19%) Not eligible
✓ Alderman Matthew Petty – 3,484 (60%)

Alderman Ward 3, Position 2
Sarah Bunch – 4,183 (48%)
Tracy K Hoskins – 3,119 (36%)
Benjamin Garner Harrison IV – 1,350 (15%)

Alderman Ward 4, Position 2
Nathan Allen – 3,502 (44%)
✓ Alderman Alan Long – 4,383 (56%)

Washington County races

County Judge
Alderman Mark Kinion – 35,363 (45%)
✓ Joseph K. Wood – 44,103 (55%)

County Assessor
✓ Assessor Russell Hill – 47,429 (60%)
Carol Waddle – 31,669 (40%)

Justice of the Peace District 03
Andrew Gaber – 1,577 (38%)
✓ Harvey Bowman – 2,592 (62%)

Justice of the Peace District 05
✓ Joe Patterson – 2,395 (65%)
Stacy Cavender – 1,270 (35%)

Justice of the Peace District 08
Samuel Taylor – 2,358 (39%)
✓ JP Daniel William Balls – 3,652 (61%)

Justice of the Peace District 11
Patrick Robert Briney – 1,226 (33%)
✓ Joseph Kieklak – 2,443 (67%)

Justice of the Peace District 14
Jim Renfrow – 2,853 (49.7%)
✓ Justice of the Peace Ann Harbison – 2,892 (50.3%)

Constable District 1
✓ Constable John Duggar – 12,046 (58%)
Matt Miller – 8,710 (42%)

State Representative races

State Representative District 81
Susan K. McGaughey – 1,837 (37%)
✓ Bruce Coleman – 3,153 (63%)

State Representative District 85
Dwight Gonzales – 6,607 (47%)
✓ State Rep. David Whitaker – 7,420 (53%)

State Representative District 89
✓ Jeff Williams – 2,813 (56%)
Irvin Camacho – 2,194 (44%)

State Ballot Questions (statewide results)

Issue No. 1 – Elected officials, terms, etc.
✓ For – 742,110 (70%)
Against – 314,804 (30%)

Issue No. 2 – Absent governor retains powers
✓ For – 776,139 (72%)
Against – 294,758 (28%)

Issue No. 3 – Economic development bonds
✓ For – 685,808 (65%)
Against – 363,533 (35%)

Issue No. 6 – Medical marijuana
✓ For – 581,259 (53%)
Against – 511,977 (47%)

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