Election Night saw some unsurprising wins as the power of incumbency prevailed in the Maumelle Mayor’s race between Mayor Caleb Norris and challenger Jodie Mahony.
Election Night saw some unsurprising wins as the power of incumbency prevailed in the Maumelle Mayor’s race between Mayor Caleb Norris and challenger Jodie Mahony as Norris won easily.
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So did Pulaski County Sheriff Eric Higgins who beat Paul “Blue” Keller and North Little Rock Council Member Linda Robinson also won easily.
It wasn’t so good for School Board President Lindsey Gustafson, who lost her Zone 5 race to Wendy Potter nor North Little Rock Council Member Jane Ginn who lost a nail-biter to challenger Vince Insalaco III by all of three votes.
In other races we tracked on Election Night, political newcomer Christine Gronwald won her race for Maumelle City Council. And so did Brandon Achor, who claimed a seat in the state legislature as the Republican easily defeated John Pack and Aaron Raatz.
“Me and Kaley are incredibly humbled and enthusiastic for the opportunity to serve our hometown beyond the pharmacy counter,” Achor wrote in an email. “The outpouring of encouragement from this district has been constant and we will honor their trust to represent all of District 71 with tangible accessibility and transparency. We want to congratulate Mr. Pack and Mr. Raatz on their commitment to public service and hope they remain active advocates in our communities. From the bottom of our hearts we sincerely Thank all of you.”
These results are still unofficial and will be certified later this month by the Pulaski County Election Commission. Some late-arriving ballots could come in the mail but with the exception of Insalaco’s win, they won’t have sufficient numbers to change any of Tuesday’s results.
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Results are broken down by candidate, total votes and percentage, winner in bold
State Representative District 71
LIB Aaron Robert Raatz … 256 … 2.60%
REP Brandon Achor … 5,566 … 56.58
DEM John J. Pack … 3,790 … 38.52%
Pulaski County Sheriff
REP Paul "Blue" Keller … 48,493 ... 38.99%
DEM Sheriff Eric Higgins … 73,185 ... 58.84%
Jodie Mahony … 2,608 … 33.98%
Mayor Caleb Norris … 4,596 … 59.87%
Maumelle Council Member Ward 1 Position 2
Christine Gronwald 1,223 … 59.28%
David Cole ... 512 24.82%
North Little Rock Council Member Ward 2, Position 2
Council Member Linda Robinson 1,914 … 53.08%
Nicole Hart 1,382 … 38.32%
North Little Rock Council Member Ward 4, Position 2
Jane Ginn, City Council Member.. 2,853 ... 46.63%
Vince Insalaco III.. 2,856 ... 46.68%
Pulaski County Special School Board Zone 5
Lindsey Gustafson … 1,634 … 34.02%
Wendy Potter … 2,012 … 41.89%