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ARKANSAS

Your complete directory of Arkansas candidates for Governor, United State Senator and Congress in the current election cycle ... state political parties ... the official state election office ... and state news sources.

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Bill Clinton 1982

ELECTION CALENDAR:
Filing Deadline: March 1, 2018
Primary: May 22, 2018
Run-Off: June 19, 2018
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
= Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)
 

This page was last updated on August 12, 2017


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
Asa Hutchinson (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Conner Eldridge (D) - Ex-US Attorney & '16 US Sen. Nominee
Wendell Griffen (D) - Circuit Judge, Attorney & Pastor
Baker Kurrus (D) - Ex-Little Rock School Superintendent, Attorney & Business Consultant

Mark West (Libertarian) - Office Manager, Pastor & '16 US Rep. Nominee

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2018.

Dale Bumpers

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
Tim Griffin (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Drew Pritt (D) - Political Consultant & Frequent Candidate

SECRETARY OF STATE:
[ Mark Martin (R)* - Term-Limited in 2018. ]
Trevor Drown (R) - State Rep., Businessman, National Guardsman & Afghan War Veteran
John Thurston (R) - State Land Commissioner & Minister
Anthony Bland (D) - School Media Technology Specialist & Business Consultant
Susan Inman (D) - Ex-State Election Division Director & '14 Nominee

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Leslie Rutledge (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Conner Eldridge (D) - Ex-US Attorney & '16 US Sen. Nominee

STATE AUDITOR:
Andrea Lea (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Regina Stewart Hampton (D) - Businesswoman, Ex-State Employee & '14 State Auditor Nominee

Jim Guy Tucker

STATE TREASURER:
Dennis Milligan (R)* - (Campaign Site)

STATE LAND COMMISSIONER:
[ John Thurston (R)* - Candidate for Secretary of State in 2018. ]
Tommy Land (R) - Businessman & GOP Activist
Alex Ray (R) - Business Development Executive & Community Activist

Laurie Rushing (R) - State Rep. & Real Estate Broker
Mike Berg (D) - Real Estate Broker

Shawn Hubanks (D) - Telecommunications Sales Rep.

Mark Robertson (D) - Landscape Architect, '14 Nominee & '12 State Rep. Candidate


STATE LEGISLATURE:

State House

State Senate


U.S. SENATOR:

John Boozman (R)*- (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2022.

Mike Huckabee

Tom Cotton (R)*- (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2020.


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Rick Crawford (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Robert Butler (D) - Accountant & Ex-Teacher
Jim Huff (D) - Ex-Wynne City Alderman & Hospital Operations Analyst
Mike Nelson (D) - Rancher & Farmer

Jay Dickey

District 2:
French Hill (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Gwendolynn Combs (D) - Teacher

Bob Edwards (D) - Attorney
Zach Randall (D) - Airline Pilot

Paul Spencer (D) - Teacher, Pecan Farmer & Ethics Reform Activist

Win Thompson (D) - Ex-Univ. of Central Arkansas President
Clarke Tucker (D) - State Rep. & Attorney
Dawne Vandiver (D) - State Parole Board Member, Justice of the Peace & Ex-State Dem. Party Exec. Dir.

Natashia Burch Hulsey (Independent) - Businesswoman, Graduate Student & Army Veteran

District 3:
Steve Womack (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Robb Ryerse (R) - Pastor
Joshua Mahony (D) - Non-Profit Group Executive & Ex-Fayetteville Airport Board Chair

John Paul Hammerschmidt

District 4:
Bruce Westerman (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Richard Davis (D) - Merchant Mariner & Navy Veteran
Michael Barrett (Independent) - Retired Teacher & Navy Veteran


STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

Constitution Party of Arkansas
Democratic Party of Arkansas
Green Party of Arkansas
Libertarian Party of Arkansas
Arkansas Republican Party


Asa Hutchinson

STATE ELECTION OFFICE:

Secretary of State: Elections Department

Secretary of State: VoteNaturally.org


Sen. John McClellan

STATE NEWS SOURCES:

Arkansas Business News
Arkansas News Bureau
The Arkansas Project
Arkansas Times (Politics)
Arkansas Watch
Atkins Chronicle / Dover Times
Batesville Daily Guard
Baxter Bulletin
Bella Vista Weekly Vista
Benton County Daily Record
Conway Log Cabin Democrat
Crawford County Press Argus-Courier
El Dorado News-Times
Fayetteville All About Town (Alternative)
Ft. Smith Times Record
Hot Springs Sentinel Record
Johnson County Graphic
Jonesboro Sun
Lawrence County Times Dispatch
Little Rock Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Lynch at Large (Liberal)
Magnolia Reporter
Nashville News
Northwest Arkansas Online
Northwest Arkansas Times
Pine Bluff Commercial
Pulaski Leader
Rogers Hometown News
Siloam Springs Herald-Leader
Talk Business & Politics
Texarkana Gazette
Truth in Arkansas Politics (Conservative)
West Memphis Evening Times

Arkansas Educational Televison Network (PBS)
KAIT TV-8 (ABC - Jonesboro)
KARK TV-4 (NBC - Little Rock)
KATV TV-7 (ABC - Little Rock)
KTHV TV-11 (CBS - Little Rock)
KPOM TV-24 (NBC - Fort Smith/Fayetteville)

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