2018 Arkansas elections

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A general election was held in the U.S. state of Arkansas on November 6, 2018. All of Arkansas' executive officers will be up for election as well as all of Arkansas' four seats in the United States House of Representatives. Primaries were held on May 22, 2018. Polls will be open from 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM CST.[1]

Governor[edit]

Republican Candidates

Incumbent Governor Asa Hutchinson (R) is running for re-election to a second term.[2]

Jan Morgan, gun range owner, public speaker, and Fox News contributor was running for election, but was beaten by Incumbent Asa Hutchinson in the primaries.[3][4]

Democratic Candidates

Jared Henderson, the former executive director of the Arkansas branch of Teach for America is running for election.[5]

Libertarian Candidate

Mark West, former bi-vocational pastor, is running for election. West previously ran for US Congress in 2016

Lieutenant Governor[edit]

Republican Candidate

Incumbent Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin (R) is running for re-election to a second term.[6]

Democratic Candidate

Dr. Anthony Bland (D), a media technician, small business owner, and ordained Baptist minister is currently running for election.[7]

Libertarian Candidate

Frank Gilbert (L) Former Mayor of Tull, AR and former Constable and Coroner in Grant County. Previously ran for Arkansas Governor in 2014 and Arkansas Senate in 2016, and is currently running for Lieutenant Governor.

Attorney General[edit]

Republican Candidate

Incumbent Attorney General Leslie Rutledge (R) is running for re-election to a second term.[8]

Democratic Candidate

Mike Lee (D) is running for election.

Libertarian Candidate

Kerry Hicks (L) former candidate for US Congress in 2016 is running for Attorney General

Secretary of State[edit]

Incumbent Secretary of State Mark Martin (R) is term-limited and cannot run for re-election. Martin has said he has no plans to run for any other office in 2018.[9]

Democratic Candidate
  • Susan Inman, former Director of Elections.
Republican primary

Land Commissioner John Thurston (R) is running for election.[10]

State Representative Trevor Drown (R) is running for election.[10]

State House Speaker Jeremy Gillam and State Auditor Andrea Lea are not running.[10][11]

Republican Candidate
Libertarian Candidate

Christopher Olsen (L) Previous candidate for Lt. Governor and State Representative, is currently running for Secretary of State.

State Treasurer[edit]

Arkansas State Treasurer election, 2018[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dennis Milligan (incumbent) 611,189 70.89
Libertarian Ashley Ewald 250,943 29.11
Total votes 862,132 100.0
Republican hold

State Auditor[edit]

Incumbent State Auditor Andrea Lea (R) is running for re-election to a second term.

Libertarian Candidate

David E. Dinwiddie (L) Former candidate for State Senate and former write in candidate for Governor is currently running for Auditor of State.

Commissioner of State Lands[edit]

Incumbent Commissioner of State Lands John Thurston (R) is term-limited and cannot run for re-election. He is running for Secretary of State of Arkansas.

Democratic candidate
  • Larry Williams
Republican candidate
Libertarian candidate

United States House of Representatives[edit]

All of Arkansas' four seats in the United States House of Representatives are up for election in 2018.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 Arkansas Code: Title 7, Chapter 5, Subchapter 3; § 7-5-304 - Opening and closing polls -- Time". Justia; US law. Archived from the original on 2018-03-09. Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  2. ^ "Asa Hutchinson announces run for re-election as governor". Arkansas Times. Retrieved 2018-02-12.
  3. ^ "Gun range owner who banned Muslims running for Arkansas governor". NY Daily News. Retrieved 2018-02-12.
  4. ^ Almukhtar, Sarah (2018-05-23). "Arkansas Primary Election Results". The New York Times. Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  5. ^ Press, Andrew DeMillo The Associated. "Democrat Jared Henderson announces 2018 Arkansas governor bid". Times Record. Retrieved 2017-12-12.
  6. ^ Wickline, Michael R. (July 12, 2016). "Lt. Gov. Griffin says he'll run in '18 for second 4-year term". Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Retrieved July 13, 2016.
  7. ^ Brantley, Max (2018-02-14). "Democratic candidate shifts to race for lt. governor". Arkansas Times. Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  8. ^ Fanney, Brian (October 17, 2016). "Rutledge: Will run again in '18, release early fundraising report". Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Retrieved October 20, 2016.
  9. ^ Brantley, Max (June 2, 2016). "Good news from the secretary of state". Arkansas Times. Retrieved July 6, 2016.
  10. ^ a b c "2 Republicans to run for Arkansas secretary of state in '18". KATV. June 2, 2016. Retrieved July 6, 2016.
  11. ^ Wickline, Michael R. (January 3, 2017). "Arkansas governor to hold fundraiser for term 2; re-election bid not yet formally announced". Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  12. ^ "Official Results". Retrieved December 3, 2018.

External links[edit]

Official Lieutenant Governor campaign websites
Official Attorney General campaign websites
Official Secretary of State campaign websites
Official State Treasurer campaign websites
Official Commissioner of State Lands campaign websites