JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Voters in Jonesboro decided in a runoff election who will serve as Jonesboro City Clerk.
Unofficial numbers show April Leggett defeated Linda Allison.
Leggett received 57.49% of the vote while Allison got 42.51%.
“I’m grateful for my supporters. I am thankful to God and my family who’s had to sacrifice a lot this year,” Leggett said.
In an interview with Region 8 News, Leggett was at a loss for words after Tuesday night’s announcement.
She said its been a difficult month while she did the job as deputy city clerk and explained what was next for her.
“And tomorrow... I’m going to work,” she said. “I had a council meeting tonight. I had some other committee meetings. A finance meeting a couple of clerk’s meetings. I still have a job to do and I intend to do that.”
During the general election on Tuesday, Nov 3. Allison finished first with 48.28% in unofficial numbers, followed by Leggett with 37.04%.
To the south in Trumann, a city council seat is up for grabs as Jay Paul Woods and Tammie Slinkard will be on the ballot for the Ward 5, Pos. 1 seat.
Woods had 47.64% of the vote Tuesday, while Slinkard had 40.31%.
The following races are also on the runoff ballot Dec. 1.
- Ward 2, Pos. 1 - Billie Fernandez, Emma Jackson
St. Francis County
- Ward 3, Pos. 2 - Frank L. Shaw, Danny Capps
- JP, District 2 - Chip Doss (R), Travis Trammell (D)
- Ward 2, Pos. 2 - Ella White and Tammy Pitcher McConnell
- Ward 3, Pos. 2 - Mary Lou Smith, Alvin Hearyman
- Ward 3, Pos. 2 - Wes McAfee, Shannon Woods