In the Salem Mayor's race, Mayor Gary Clayton held on to beat opponent Max Jackson with 216 votes to 158.
In the other local race, Garold "Butch" Blair defeated Clifford Pleasant, 1,464 votes to 760, to take the Fulton County Constable Township One position.
Only 25 percent of the total state precincts had reported their votes by the time The News went to press at 11 p.m. We'll have full coverage for you in next week's edition. In the U.S. Senate Democratic primary, incumbent Blanche Lincoln was in a dead heat with Bill Halter, potentially leading to a run-off election. According to vote totals that were in, John Boozman had a sizeable lead in the Republican primary over his opponents Randy Alexander, Gilbert Baker, Jim Holt, Curtis Coleman, Kim Hendren, Fred Ramey and Conrad Reynolds.
In the hotly contested State House District 82 Democratic Primary, Karrol Fowlkes had a solid 60 percent of the vote over Robert Hutchison. As of press time, Fowlkes had 1,535 votes in Fulton County and 383 in Sharp County. Opponent Hutchison had 766 votes in Fulton County and 1,073 in Sharp County. On the Republican side, George Wiggam was trailing Lori Benedict by eight percentage points.
In Izard County, incumbent Sheriff Tate Lawrence beat out challenger Terry Williams by a 2-to-1 margin, bringing in 2,055 votes compared to Williams' 1,219.
In the Izard County Judge's race, David C. Sherrill pulled away for the win with 1,742 votes, compared to 995 votes for Karla Rush and 535 for Conway Miller.
In Sharp County, Mark Counts beat out Dennis Burton with 2,373 votes compared to 1,253 to become the Sharp County Sheriff.
In the Sharp County Coroners race, Doug Wortham edged out Nathan Circle with 2,049 votes versus Circle's 1,453.
It appeared that several of the state races might be headed for run-off elections as the night wore on. The News will have complete coverage of the state election results in next week's edition.