Incumbent Wynne leads in yet-to-be-called Arkansas Supreme Court runoff

By: - November 9, 2022 12:38 am

State Supreme Court Justice Robin Wynne maintained a comfortable lead in the runoff for the state’s highest court early Wednesday.

While the race hadn’t yet been called, Wynne led Faulkner County Circuit Judge Chris Carnahan with 74% of votes counted. Unofficial returns were:

Wynne 421,190

Carnahan 299,807

Carnahan defied some norms in the supposedly nonpartisan race, claiming an endorsement from the state Republican Party.


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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-Gazetteā€™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.