Hill, Sales Tax Increase Winners


Ricky Hill, of Cabot, defeated Jim Coy, of Cabot, in the Republican primary for state Senate District 29 in Tuesday’s special election.

Unofficial vote totals were: 1,403 for Hill and 1,079 for Coy.

Hill, a former Cabot School Board member, will face Jacksonville Democrat Steven McNeely, a lawyer, in the May 22nd special election, which coincides with the regular primary election.

The district includes portions of Faulkner, Lonoke, Pulaski and White counties.

The winner will serve the remainder of the four-year term Eddie Joe Williams won in 2016. Williams resigned in November to serve as President Donald Trump’s representative to the Southern States Energy Board.

Meanwhile, Greenbrier residents approved a half-cent sales tax increase to finance Fire Department renovations and construction of a new park.

The Clerk’s Office has released (unofficial) results for the Special Election, including early voting and absentee ballots.

Question 1 – Tax for Park Maintenance:

For: 239 – PASS
Against: 129

Question 2 – Fire Station Bond Issue:

For: 279 – PASS
Against: 90

Question 3 – Matthews Park Bond Issue:

For: 236 – PASS
Against: 134

Total number of voters: 370


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