Barr seeks 6th term as judge
Carroll County Judge Sam Barr filed as a candidate for re-election on Thursday, the opening day of the party filing period for the May 22 preferential primary.
Barr, who has served as the county judge since 2009, filed as a Democrat to seek a sixth term in office as the county’s top executive official.
Also seeking a sixth term is Carroll County Clerk Jamie Correia, who filed for re-election as a Democrat on Thursday.
County Assessor Jeannie Davidson, who is serving her first term, filed for re-election on Thursday as did two incumbent members of the Carroll County Quorum Court — District 6 Justice of the Peace Craig Hicks, a Republican, and District 10 JP Larry Swofford, who filed as an independent.
Two candidates filed in what is expected to be a crowded race for Carroll County sheriff. Mark Bailey, an investigator with the CCSO, filed as a Democrat. Jim Ross, who serves as the Berryville Police Department’s school resource officer, filed as a Republican.
Deana Davidson, an executive assistant with Mercy Hospital Berryville, filed as a Democratic candidate for Carroll County clerk.
Makita Williams, an employee in the Carroll County Treasurer’s Office, filed as a Republican candidate for treasurer.
Ferguson Stewart filed as a Republican candidate for District 3 JP, and Gerald L. “Jay” Galyen filed as a Republican candidate for Packard Springs constable.
David Waller, president of the Berryville School Board, filed for re-election to his Position 1, At Large seat.
Jack V. Moyer, general manager of the Crescent and Basin Park hotels, filed for the Position 4 seat on the Eureka Springs school board.
In races for state offices, state Sen. Bryan King of Green Forest filed for re-election to his District 5 seat on Thursday. King had announced in December that he would not seek another term. King will be opposed in the Republican primary by state Rep. Bob Ballinger of Berryville.
Harlan Breaux of Holiday Island filed Thursday as a Republican candidate for the District 97 seat in the state House of Representatives, currently held by Ballinger.
The party filing period will continue until noon on Thursday, March 1, with the non-partisan filing period ending at 3 p.m. that day.
The filing period for municipal candidates will begin July 27.