Reece seeks county judge's seat: GF mayor challenges Barr's bid for 5th term
Carroll County News
Green Forest Mayor Charlie Reece filed as a candidate for Carroll County judge on Friday.
Reece, a Republican who has served as mayor of Green Forest since 2009, withdrew from the county judge's race in 2014 but said at the time that he would likely be a candidate in 2016.
Carroll County Judge Sam Barr, a Democrat, filed last week as a candidate for re-election. He is seeking his fifth term.
Mike Zimmerman, a former lieutenant with the Carroll County Sheriff's Office, filed as a Republican candidate for sheriff on Friday. Oak Grove Police Chief Jason Hunt and Harrison police officer Jack Gentry Jr. also are seeking the Republican nomination for sheriff.
Sheriff Randy Mayfield, who is serving his first term after being elected in 2014, has filed for re-election. Mayfield is a Democrat.
District 1 Justice of the Peace Jack Deaton, an independent, filed for re-election as did District 3 JP Lamont Richie, District 5 JP Matt Phillips and District 11 JP John Howerton. Richie and Howerton are Democrats; Phillips is a Republican.
Two candidates filed to seek the District 7 JP seat. Republican Noreen Watson and Democrat Jim Lowery are seeking the seat currently held by JP John Reeve.
Other candidates who filed between press time for the Nov. 6 Weekend edition and the closing of the filing period at noon Monday were Arthur Rash (independent) for Cabanal constable; Mike Mikesell (Republican) for Dry Fork constable; David W. Lair (Republican) for Osage constable; Thomas P. Freehling (Republican) for Packard Springs constable; Clyde O. Thomas (Republican) for Polo constable; and Randall B. Dickinson (Democrat) for Yokum constable.
The candidate filing period for partisan candidates opened at noon Monday, Nov. 2, and ended at noon Monday, Nov. 9.
The candidate filing period for non-partisan judicial candidates opened at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, and ended at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9.
The preferential primary and non-partisan general elections will be held March 1, 2016, with early voting beginning on Feb. 16, 2016.
The filing period for municipal candidates will run from July 25 through Aug. 19, 2016.
The general election will be held Nov. 8, 2016.