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One Runoff Race Set for Springdale

Posted: November 22, 2012 at 2:47 a.m.

Voters will decide between experience and a new outlook in a runoff election for a City Council seat.

Profiles

Springdale City Council

Ward 3, Position 2

Teresa Powers

Age: 52

Residency: Lifelong Springdale resident

Family: Husband deceased; three children

Employment: Retired schoolteacher and volunteer firefighter

Education: Bachelor’s degree in education from University of Arkansas; graduated from Springdale High School in 1978

Military Experience: None

Political Experience: Lost race for City Council in 2008

Jeff Watson

Incumbent

Age: 55

Residency: Lifelong Springdale resident

Family: Wife, Julie; a son and a daughter

Employment: Attorney with Watson Law Firm

Education: Law and bachelor’s degrees from University of Arkansas

Military Experience: None

Political Experience: Alderman for 14 years; two years on Washington County Quorum Court

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Watson

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At A Glance

Voting

There is only one more day of early voting in the runoff. Ballots can be cast Monday at the County Clerk’s Office on the third floor of the Washington County Courthouse in Fayetteville. Polls will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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