NOVEMBER 3, 2004 - Posted at 7:18 a.m. CDT
JONESBORO, AR - Jonesboro police sergeant Doug Formon was the top vote-getter last night in the city's seven-man mayoral race, but he didn't capture enough votes to avoid a run-off with local businessman Dan Pierce.
Formon captured 42 percent of the city's popular vote, while Pierce finished second in the balloting with just under 36 percent. A candidate must capture more than 50 percent of the votes to avoid a run-off. The city's other five mayoral candidates finished the race as follows...
Butch Herring, 7 percent.
Travis Moore, 6 percent.
Paul Bednar, 6 percent.
Kevin Rhodes, 2 percent.
Greg Cowles, 1 percent.
Meanwhile, run-off races are also set now in two Jonesboro City Council races. In the Ward 4, Position 2 alderman's race, Mitch Johnson and Don Mullenix will square off again in three weeks to decide the position. Unofficial results show Johnson outpolled Mullenix 40 percent to 39 percent. Keith Carle finished a distant third with 21 percent.
In the Ward 2, Position 6 alderman's race, Jimmy Ashley and Richard Carvell will meet in a run-off. Ashley captured 33 percent of the vote, while Carvell was right behind with 31 percent. The two men outpolled David Jackson with 23 percent and Joe Kosso with 13 percent.