Closely-watched Conway state House race undecided with razor-thin margin

By: - November 9, 2022 12:26 am

There haven’t been many surprises in state legislative races tonight.

However, just four votes separate the candidates for state House District 56 in Conway.

The race has yet to be called, but with 99% of votes counted state Rep. Steve Magie (D-Conway) barely leads Republican challenger Trent Minner.

  • Magie 4,039
  • Minner 4,035
  • Libertarian Howard Heffington 273

The races has been one of the most closely watched, and it was targeted by Republicans as a possible seat the GOP could pick up.

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Hunter Field
Hunter Field

Hunter Field is a veteran Arkansas journalist whose reporting on the state has carried him from military air strips in northwest Arkansas to soybean fields in the Arkansas delta. He spent the better part of the last decade investigating and reporting on Arkansas government and politics. For three years, he covered education policy, medical marijuana and the Arkansas General Assembly as part of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s Capitol Bureau. Most recently, he was the Democrat-Gazette's projects editor, leading the newspaper's investigative team. Hunter got his start in journalism covering sports for The Commercial Appeal in Memphis. A Memphis native, he enjoys smoking barbecue, kayaking and fishing in his free time.