Unofficial results of Lonoke County voting in the 2018 Preferential Primary show county offices filled by the Republican primary.


County Clerk Dawn Porterfield won with 3,280 votes for 64 percent against challenger Courtney Ruble with 1,878 votes. County Collector Therese O’Donnell won with 3,490 votes for 67 percent against challenger Lynn Clarke with 1,696. In the Assessor race, county assessor Donna Pederson won with 2,595 for 50 percent over challengers Cleta Hardy with 728 votes and Teresa Cruise with 1,789 votes. Lonoke County Coroner Carla Horton won with 2,604 for 52 percent over challenger James Pearson with 2,361 votes.


In the Democratic Primary, Lonoke Mayor Wayne McGee narrowly won his bid for re-election. He claimed a total of 200 votes of 52.08 percent of the vote, while challenger Jim Bailey finished with 194 votes or 47.92 percent of the ballot.


A proposed millage increase for public safety at schools in Cabot was also defeated.


A little more 57 percent of the voters, or 2,806 rejected it, while 2,091 or 42.7 percent voted for it. The millage would have gone to 41.50 in Cabot, and would have been used to fund additional school resource officers in the school district.


In the Justice of the Peace races:


JP Dist. 8: Tate House -3 08 (66.96 percent); Billy L. Gilliam - 152 (33.04 percent)


On the Republican ballot:


Governor: Asa Hutchison - 3,685/68.56; Jan Morgan - 1,690/31.44.


Secretary of State: John Thurston - 3,114/63.20; Trevor Drown - 1,813/36.80.


State Senate Representative District 14: Roger Dale Lynch - 1,021/72.10; Christia Jones-395/27.90.


State Senate Representative District 43: Darlene Byrd - 1,046/44.02; Brian Evans - 1,330/55.98.


Lonoke County Clerk: Dawn Porterfield, County Clerk - 3,280 / 63.59; Courtney Ruble - 1,878 / 36.41.


Lonoke County Collector: Therese O’Donnell - 3,490/67.30; Lynn Clarke - 1,696/32.70.


Lonoke County Assessor : Donna Pederson - 2,595 /50.76; Teresa Cruise - 1,789 /35 ; Cleta Hardy - 728/14.24


Lonoke County Coroner : Carla Horton - 2,604/52.45; James Pearson with 2,361 /47.55


JP Dist. 8: Tate House - 3 08/66.96 percent; Billy L. Gilliam - 152/33.04


Constable - Prairie Twp: Steve Rich - 31/ 51.67; Shay Cornwell - 29/ 48.33.


Constable - Ward Twp: Lucas Minton - 70/64.22; Clint Reaves - 39/35.78


On the Democratic ballot:


Governor: Jared K. Henderson - 989/71.10; Leticia Sanders- 402/28.90


City of England Mayor: David (Butch) House - 250/81.70; Dudley R. Webb Jr. - 56/18.30


City of Lonoke Mayor: Wayne McGee- 200/52.08; Jim Bailey- 184/47.92


On the Non-Partisan Judges ballot:


Arkansas Supreme Court Assoc. Justice Position 3: David Sterling- 2,925/44.01; Courtney Goodson - 2,154/32.41; Kenneth Hixson - 1,567/23.58.


Special General Election Ballot:


State Senate District 29: Ricky Hill - 4,213/82.38; Steven McNeely 901/17.62


School board non-partisan ballot:


Cabot School Board, Position 5: Pam Clem - 4,381/100


Lonoke School Board Zone 1, Position 3: Chad Gentry - 185/100


Cabot School Tax 41.50 Mills: Against- 2,806/57.30; For - 2,091/42.70


England School Tax 41.0 Mills: For - 325/63.35; Against - 188/36.65


Lonoke School Tax 43.35 Mills: For - 55/53.25; Against - 489/46.75


Jacksonville School Tax 48.3 Mills: Against - 59/65.56; For - 31/34.44


Total ballots cast in the 2018 Lonoke County Preferential Primary - 7,120; Republican: 5,424 / 76.18; Democratic: 1,537 / 21.59; Ballots Cast - Non Partisan: 159 / 2.23.