Incumbents fare well in local elections

It was a good night for the incumbents in Bryant Tuesday.[more]

Aldermen Scott Curtis, Adrian Henley, Rob Roedel and Brenda Miller all retained their seats on the City Council in Tuesday’s election.

In open seats, former fire chief Randy Cox was elected in Ward 3, Position 1 with 57 percent of the vote (1,053) to challenger William Burgess’ 43 percent (763). For Ward 1, Position 1, Wade Permenter was elected with 56 percent of the vote (931), defeating Alan Kays (740 or 44 percent).

Curtis defeated Lisa Meyer for the Ward 1, Position 1 spot with 56 percent of the vote (980). Meyer received 779 votes.

Henley with 998 votes (57 percent) defeated challenge Lee Crow for Ward 3, Position 1.

Roedel received 1,073 votes (62 percent) to remain in Ward 3, Position 2. Challenger Heather Woodall received 663 votes.

Miller finished with 69 percent of the vote for Ward 4, Position 1, drawing 908 votes. Bartha Wise received 405 votes.

County-wide incumbents were nearly as successful with only one exception. Larry C. Davis ousted Treasurer Sandra McPherson. Davis received 25,664 votes or 57 percent to McPherson’s 19,593 votes.

County Judge Lanny Fite defeated challenger Gordon O. Hall; Sheriff Bruce Pennington prevailed over Rodney Goshien Sr.; Assessor Jim Crawford retained his position by defeating Don White; and County Collector Joy Ballard was re-elected over challenger Georgine R. McKim.

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