Two Vie For Ward 4 Seat

Posted: November 24, 2012 at 5 a.m.

Mike Emery and Alan Long have pounded pavement and called west Fayetteville residents in recent weeks trying to become the city’s newest alderman.




Mike Emery

Age: 43

Residency: Fayetteville since 2007

Family: Unmarried

Employment: Former newscast director for KNWA and KFTA

Education: Attended the University of Oklahoma where he studied broadcast journalism and political science

Military Experience: Sergeant, Air Force, active duty for 10 years

Political Experience: None




Alan Long

Age: 31

Residency: Fayetteville for 10 years

Family: Unmarried

Employment: Buyer for Newly Weds Foods Inc. in Springdale

Education: Bachelor of arts in communication, 2005, and master’s of business administation, 2007, University of Arkansas.

Military Experience: None

Political Experience: Chairman of the Fayetteville Animal Services Advisory Board; founder of the Friends of the Fayetteville Animal Shelter

At A Glance

Early Voting

Early voting for Tuesday’s runoff election continues from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday in the County Clerk’s Office on the third floor of the Washington County Courthouse. Only registered Ward 4 voters may cast ballots.

Polls will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Voters can call the clerk’s office at 479-444-1711 or visit the website,, for information about polling places on Election Day.

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