Runoff results call for a new mayor in Harrisburg

Citizens vote in a new mayor for Harrisburg in the runoff election.
Citizens vote in a new mayor for Harrisburg in the runoff election.((Source: KAIT-TV))
Published: Dec. 4, 2018 at 10:55 PM CST
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HARRISBURG, AR (KAIT) - Harrisburg will have a new mayor come Jan. 1.

Justin Kimble beat out current Mayor Randy Mills 237 votes to 222.

With just a 15-vote difference, it was a suspenseful runoff for Mills and Kimble, who waited for results at the courthouse Tuesday night.

Region 8 News caught up with Justin Kimble right after totals were announced to find out his main goals for Harrisburg’s future.

"Mainly just focusing on giving the city back to the people and let their voices be heard is one of the main plans that I have," Kimble said. "And helping the youth, really driving forward the youth and working toward our future."

With only two races in Poinsett county, people were expecting totals to be announced much earlier in the night.

However, officials said software and voting machine issues delayed the announcement until just after 9 p.m.

For all of the race totals, click here.

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