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Northwest Arkansas Senate, House race results

by NWA Democrat-Gazette | November 8, 2022 at 10:59 p.m.
A roll of voting stickers is seen on Election Day, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at the Elm Grove Community Center at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Fort Smith. Voters in Sebastian County cast their ballots for several primary, county, city and school board races, as well as special tax elections. (NWA Democrat-Gazette/Hank Layton)

Republicans almost swept contested state Legislative races in Benton and Washington counties but Democratic incumbent Rep. David Whitaker of Fayetteville survived the trend, complete but unofficial results show.

David Whitaker reelection bid put him in a rematch with 2020 Republican challenger Brian Hester in their race for state House District 22. The district now covers Farmington and parts of Fayetteville in Washington County.

Complete but unofficial results show.

Hester 4,099 (48%)

Whitaker 4,528 (52%)

In other races:

Former state Sen. Bryan King, R-Green Forest, will return to the Legislature if early election results hold, defeating Democrat James Wallace of Eureka Springs in north Arkansas’ Senate District 28 race.

Incomplete and unofficial results show King leading Wallace.

King 15,164 (75%)

Wallace 5,089 (23%)

Rep. Clint Penzo, R-Springdale, won against Democrat Lisa Parks of Tontitown in the State Senate District 31 race, complete but unofficial results show.

Parks 6,797 (40%)

Penzo 10,264 (60%)

Incomplete and unofficial results show Dotson leading DeVilliers.

DeVilliers 6,177 (31%)

Dotson 13,491 (69%)

Republican Tyler Dees of Siloam Springs was winning western Benton and Washington counties’ state Senate District 35 race. Libertarian Doug Peterson of Prairie Grove was trailing.

Incomplete and unofficial results show Dees ahead.

Dees 15,109 (72%)

Peterson 5,853 (28%)

Rep. Ron McNair, R-Harrison, was defeating independent candidate Jim Hall, also of Harrison, in Boone County’s state House District 5 race.

Incomplete and unofficial results show.

Hall 1,796 (18%)

McNair 8,388 (82%)

Rep. Harlan Breaux, R-Holiday Island, was winning his reelection bid against Democratic nominee Markeeta Tucker of Omaha and Libertarian candidate Dakota Logan of Eureka Springs in their state House District 6 race.

Incomplete and unofficial results show Breaux ahead.

Breaux 4,461 (65%)

Logan 356 (5%)

Tucker 2,102 (30%)

Republican DeAnna Hodges won against Democratic nominee Diana Gonzales Worthen and Libertarian candidate Steve Stilling in eastern Springdale’s state House District 9 race. All three candidates are Springdale residents.

Complete but unofficial results show.

Hodges 1,429(50%)

Stilling 109 (4%)

Worthen 1,321(46%)

Republican Mindy McAlindon was winning the state House District 10 race against Kate Schaffer, the Democrat. Both candidates are from Bentonville.

Incomplete and unofficial results show McAlindon leading.

McAlindon 4,292 (54%)

Schaffer 3,609 (46%)

Republican nominee Rebecca Burkes of Springdale was winning the state House District 11 race against Democratic rival Reynaldo Hernandez of Rogers.

Incomplete and unofficial results show Burkes leading.

Burkes 2,609 (59%)

Hernandez 1,802 (41%)

Republican candidate Hope Duke of Gravette led her Libertarian opponent Michael Gill of Bella Vista in northwest Benton County’s state House District 12 race.

Incomplete and unofficial results show Duke leading.

Duke 5,712 (76%)

Gill 1,842 (24%)

Scott Richardson of Bentonville was winning a state House race in his third attempt. The Republican came within 12 votes of winning in 2018 and made the party runoff in 2020. Tuesday, he defeated Democratic rival Jen Standerfer, also of Bentonville.

Incomplete and unofficial results show Richardson leading.

Richardson 2802 (56%)

Standerfer 2,231 (44%)

Republican Grant Hodges was winning his bid to return to the state House in Centerton’s District 14 race against Brian Eaton, a Democrat. Hodges served three terms in the House, but chose not to run for reelection in 2020.

Incomplete and unofficial results show Hodges leading.

Hodges 3,206 (61%)

Eaton 2,032 (39%)

Rep. John Carr, R-Rogers, was winning his reelection bid for a second term against Democratic challenger Rachel Cox, also of Rogers, in their state House District 15 race.

Incomplete but unofficial results show Carr leading.

Carr 2,851 (59%)

Cox 2,009 (41%)

Rep. Robin Lundstrum, R-Elm Springs, was defeating Democratic challenger Monique Jones in north Washington County and southern Benton County’s state House District 18 race.

Incomplete and unofficial results show Lundstrum leading.

Jones 3,818 (38%)

Lundstrum 6,322 (62%)

Republican Steve Unger won against Democratic opponent Paula Irwin in Springdale’s state House District 19.

Complete but unofficial results show.

Irwin 3,863 (46%)

Unger 4,511 (54%)

Lincoln School Board member Kendra Moore, a Republican, won against Libertarian candidate Ryan Hanson in west Washington County’s state House District 23’s contest.

Complete but unofficial results show.

Hanson 2,602 (27%)

Moore 7,098 (73%)


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