Hogue, Henley in runoff for Ward 3 spot on Council

By Martin Couch

Ward 3, which includes old-town Bryant, is up for grabs in position 1 after the Nov. 2 elections.

Current alderman Adrian Henley found himself[more] down in votes to former City Council alderman Judy Hogue.

Hogue nearly had the majority vote from Ward 3 with 49.37 percent to 31 percent for Henley. Since Hogue didn't get the majority votes, she is a runoff for the position that will be held on Nov. 23.

Hogue had 435 votes to Henley's 279. Phyllis Rogers had 166 of those votes or 18.86 percent.

"All I can say is that I'm going to keep meeting my constituents just like I was before,” Henley said. “I would love for any of them to contact me if they have any questions for me."

Henley has been the representative of his ward as the youngest of the Bryant City Councilmen.

Hogue, who was instrumental in helping Bryant create a 911 emergency call system, is an experienced civil servant.

"I care about Bryant," she said in an interview with Bryantdaily.com.

Hogue is a 31-year resident of Ward 3 and has been discussing with voters current issues like water drainage and flooding.

"I do my part to help the people in any way I can," she said. Despite an attempt to contact Hogue after the election, she was unavailable by telephone.

The other Bryant alderman race to be in a run-off is Ward 2, Position 1 between Jim Garland and Mike Chandler. Early voting begins next week and election day is Nov. 23.

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