The results are in. Though unofficial, Faulkner, Van Buren and Searcy counties are reporting complete results. Mike Murphy won his 20th Judicial District judgeship by a narrow margin, and Troy Braswell won his by an even narrower one.
"I'm incredibly humbled by the results of the vote tonight and look forward to serving the people of the 20th Judicial District," Braswell said in a text message to the Log Cabin. "Joe Don Winningham is a class act, and in an age where contentious politics are the norm, Joe Don made it possible for us to focus on our experience and what we brought to the table for the voters to consider.
"This was no more evidence than when he called me tonight to congratulate me on winning a close race."
Winningham said that he wanted to "thank my family and my supporters and friends and let them know how much I appreciate them, and I want to wish Mr. Braswell the very best in serving the people of the 20th Judicial District; He ran a great race."
Latest 20th Judicial District election results including complete but unofficial but complete results from Faulkner, Van Buren and Searcy counties:
Circuit Division 1
Circuit Division 2
Joe Don Winningham—8334
Circuit Division 4
Circuit Division 5
9:52 p.m. Election Day results: Unofficial but complete Faulkner County results (totals including early/absentee voting)
Faulkner County Sheriff
County Clerk Republican Primary
JP District 7 Republican primary
JP District 6 Republican Primary
US Congress (Republican primary)
Representative Ann Clemmer—1507
Colonel Conrad Reynolds—2864
Governor (Republican primary)
Congressman Tim Griffin—6512
State Representative Andy Mayberry—1639
Representative Debra Hobbs—799
Representative Duncan Baird—4129
Circuit Clerk Dennis Milligan—4003
Auditor of State
Representative Andrea Lea—6089
State Senate District 18
Senator Missy Thomas Irvin—252
Governor (Democratic Primary
Lynette “Doc” Bryant—352
State Supreme Court Associate Justice
Court of Appeals Judge Robin Wynne—5598