City elects former mayor's widow to same position

City elects former mayor's widow to same position

PARKIN, AR (KAIT) - A Region 8 city has chosen their next mayor following a special election Tuesday.

Citizens of Parkin elected Diane Patterson as mayor, according to unofficial voting results from the Cross County Clerk's Office.

Patterson takes over from Faye Futch who was serving as the interim mayor.

Futch was appointed to the position by the city council in January, a move some claimed to be disrespectful of the former mayor.

Patterson's late husband, Willie Patterson, served as mayor until his death last December.

Here are the unofficial results:

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