Janice Porter projected to take Jonesboro city council seat

Published: Nov. 29, 2022 at 5:20 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 6, 2022 at 8:31 PM CST
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Results are coming in for three races in the Craighead County runoff election.

For the Jonesboro Ward 1 Position 1 race, results indicate Janice Porter will win with 58% of the votes versus Guy Pardew Jr., who only had 42% of the votes.

Porter had previously questioned Pardew’s ability to run for the position, filing a lawsuit against him over his residency in late November.

The results also indicated Anthony Coleman will win the Jonesboro Ward 6 Position 1 race with 65% of the votes. Opponent Larry Hagar only received 35% of the votes.

In Bay, Paul Keith is expected to take the mayor’s seat with 66% of the votes versus opponent Sandi Ladd Griffin, receiving 34% of the votes.

You can track the latest results in the runoff election by visiting the Vote 2022 page.