Arkansas House

Phillips County recount in Arkansas House District 62 race does not change results

BY: - November 22, 2022

A recount in Phillips County on Monday solidified State Rep. Mark McElroy’s reelection victory in Arkansas House District 62, according to the Helena World, Phillips County’s local newspaper. McElroy (R-Tillar) faced Democrat Dexter Miller, a Phillips County resident who requested the recount Friday. He said he thought something was amiss in the initial results, especially […]

No change to Arkansas House District 56 results after recount

BY: - November 21, 2022

State Rep. Steve Magie (D-Conway) won a sixth term in the Arkansas Legislature after a recount in House District 56 yielded the same 10-vote victory he had after the first count. The district is entirely within Faulkner County, and the recount started Friday and ended Saturday. Magie received 4,051 votes while Republican Trent Minner, who […]

State House candidate requests recount in Arkansas Delta district

BY: - November 18, 2022

This story was updated at 6:58 p.m. on Nov. 18, 2022, with comments from Dexter Miller. Votes in the Arkansas House District 62 election will be recounted at Democratic candidate Dexter Miller’s request, adding another responsibility to the Phillips County Election Commission while it has been struggling to send the county’s results to the state. […]

Side view of Arkansas State Capitol, Little Rock (John Sykes/Arkansas Advocate)

Arkansas House, Senate incumbents enjoy strong showing in general election

BY: - November 9, 2022

The 94th General Assembly will feature mostly familiar faces after the majority of incumbents won reelection Tuesday night. If unofficial returns hold, Republicans strengthened their supermajorities in both chambers, gaining two seats in each.  As it stands, the state Senate will be comprised of 29 Republicans and six Democrats.  The state House will include 83 […]

headshots of Rebecca Burkes and Rey Hernandez

Arkansas House District 11 candidates want lower taxes, living wage for constituents

BY: - October 28, 2022

Both candidates running for House District 11 hope to support working Arkansans. If elected, Republican Rebecca Burkes said she would focus on lowering taxes and lightening regulations and restrictions on small businesses. “Having been a business owner myself and understanding what it means and the things that business owners have to go through to operate, […]