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Eddington defeats Phillips for Craighead County Tax Collector's seat

Wes Eddington (Source: KAIT) Wes Eddington (Source: KAIT)
CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

Wes Eddington defeated democratic incumbent Marsha Phillips in the Craighead County Tax Collector's race.

Eddington won with 51.36% of the votes as Phillips fell behind with 48.64% of votes.

He told Region 8 News he feels honored to take the new position.

“The first thing I plan on doing is making sure that I do everything with diligence and collecting the taxes,” Eddington said. “That's going to be my main goal to collect the taxes with diligence.”

The first thing Eddington wants to do is change the computer system to where the assessor’s office and the collector’s office will have computer systems that would be directly compatible.

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