POINSETT COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - This election year it's easy for any candidate outside the federal and statewide races like U.S. Senate and Governor to get in front of voters. Much is the case in Poinsett County where Democrat Bob Cantrell and Republican Ron Allison are running for county judge.
They both use yard signs to get name recognition. Both candidates agreed the signs are simply there to get their names out to the public, and then the foot work begins.
Ron Allison said, "They want to talk to you, get to know you. Feel like they know you so that way they can make up their mind."
Bob Cantrell said, "I think it's very important, if you can't look at a person straight in the eye and talk to them and them know that what you're talking about you are serious about."
Both candidates are staying away from negative campaigning. Cantrell explained, "I don't agree with that, that's totally wrong, and anybody that would get up and do that to another person, they don't have much character."
Allison added, "I don't like it one bit, if people will run on who they are and their values. That's what people want to see."
You can expect to see more and more yard signs as the November elections near, and as for Cantrell and Allison, they will continue to knock on doors and shake hands until the election is over.
The winner of this election will replace current Poinsett County Judge Charles Nix, who did not run for another term.