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Unofficial numbers: Leggett defeats Allison in Jonesboro City Clerk race

Updated: Dec. 1, 2020 at 8:32 PM CST
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Voters in Jonesboro decided in a runoff election who will serve as Jonesboro City Clerk.

Unofficial numbers show April Leggett defeated Linda Allison.

Leggett received 57.49% of the vote while Allison got 42.51%.

“I’m grateful for my supporters. I am thankful to God and my family who’s had to sacrifice a lot this year,” Leggett said.

In an interview with Region 8 News, Leggett was at a loss for words after Tuesday night’s announcement.

She said its been a difficult month while she did the job as deputy city clerk and explained what was next for her.

“And tomorrow... I’m going to work,” she said. “I had a council meeting tonight. I had some other committee meetings. A finance meeting a couple of clerk’s meetings. I still have a job to do and I intend to do that.”

During the general election on Tuesday, Nov 3. Allison finished first with 48.28% in unofficial numbers, followed by Leggett with 37.04%.

To the south in Trumann, a city council seat is up for grabs as Jay Paul Woods and Tammie Slinkard will be on the ballot for the Ward 5, Pos. 1 seat.

Woods had 47.64% of the vote Tuesday, while Slinkard had 40.31%.

OTHER RACES

The following races are also on the runoff ballot Dec. 1.

Mississippi County

Luxora

  • Ward 2, Pos. 1 - Billie Fernandez, Emma Jackson

St. Francis County

Forrest City

  • Ward 3, Pos. 2 - Frank L. Shaw, Danny Capps

Stone County

  • JP, District 2 - Chip Doss (R), Travis Trammell (D)

White County

Bald Knob

  • Ward 2, Pos. 2 - Ella White and Tammy Pitcher McConnell
  • Ward 3, Pos. 2 - Mary Lou Smith, Alvin Hearyman

Beebe

  • Ward 3, Pos. 2 - Wes McAfee, Shannon Woods

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