Barr seeks 6th term as judge

Friday, February 23, 2018

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.

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  • Voters who do NOT live on County Roads take heed to this problem and Our Pleas to You that those of Us who have had these problems in past years with Mr. Barr...He tore down the County Road signs in Carroll County and replaced them with "Private Lane" ID so he would not have to keep Our Roads in good shape. He has refused to be a gentleman about it and We the voters are asking YOU all to Please Vote Against this man and replace him with Someone who cares about Our Roads being kept up and in good shape. We have been "Discriminated Against" and plagued with "Almost" Impassible Conditions, and the only thing that saved Us last year when We fought this Old Geezer was that the County Roads Labeled Private Lanes have to be passible for the Mail Runs, Fire Dept. and Ambulances. On Our Lane there are elderly and disabled and Barr could have cared Less Needless to say! He was so mad and said maybe they would be taken care once a year. We have to replace this man, and even if it takes raising taxes to keep County Roads cleared and useable IT may save the Lives of Needfull Care for the esidents in their times of need! We ask for Your Vote against Barr! Please Help Us Win this defeat...It could Be Your roads Next with barr in charge! He is a career politician and Has to be Dethroned!

    -- Posted by fosterfoster7289 on Fri, Mar 2, 2018, at 8:24 PM
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