Arkansas state elections, 2006

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Arkansas's 2006 state elections were held November 7, 2006. Primaries were held May 23 and runoffs, if necessary, were held June 13. Arkansas elected seven constitutional officers, 17 of 35 state senate seats, all 100 house seats and 28 district prosecuting attorneys, and voted on one constitutional amendment and one referred question. Non-partisan judicial elections were held the same day as the party primaries for four Supreme Court justices, four appeals circuit court judges, and eight district court judges.

Constitutional Officers[edit]

Governor[edit]

Democrat[edit]

  • Mike Beebe - Attorney General

Republican[edit]

Green Party[edit]

  • Jim Lendall (ran for Governor 2006 - former state representative)

Third Parties[edit]

  • Rod Bryan (independent) - musician

Lieutenant Governor[edit]

Democratic Primary[edit]

  • Bill Halter - former Social Security commissioner
  • Tim Wooldridge - state senator, District 11
  • Mike Hathorn - former state representative, Arkansas Rural Development Commissioner
  • Jay Martin - state representative, North Little Rock

Halter came in first in the Democratic primary: [1]

Lt. Governor - Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
Bill Halter 110,797 40
Tim Wooldridge 73,718 26.6
Mike Hathorn 68,531 24.7
Jay Martin 24,174 8.7


Democratic Run-off[edit]

Halter also won the run-off:[2]

Lt. Governor - Democratic Run-off
Candidate Votes %
Bill Halter 97,279 56.5
Tim Wooldridge 74,906 43.5


Republican Primary[edit]

  • Jim Holt - state senator, District 35
  • Charles "Chuck" Banks - former US Attorney
  • Douglas Jay Matayo - state representative, Springdale

Holt won the primary:[3]

Lt. Governor - Republican Primary
Candidate Votes %
Jim Holt 35,309 56.2
Charles Banks 15,722 25
Douglas Jay Matayo 11,837 18.8


Secretary of State[edit]

Democrat[edit]

  • Charlie Daniels - incumbent

Republican[edit]

  • Jim Lagrone - businessman, former Baptist pastor

Green Party[edit]

  • Ralph "Marty" Scully - retiree, former Teamster

Attorney General[edit]

Democratic Primary[edit]

McDaniel came in first:[4]

Attorney General - Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
Dustin McDaniel 104,328 38.4
Paul Suskie 87,017 32
Robert Leo Herzfeld 80,437 29.6


Democratic Run-off[edit]

McDaniel also won the run-off, with exactly 87,000 votes:[5]

Attorney General - Democratic Run-off
Candidate Votes %
Dustin McDaniel 87,000 50.8
Paul Suskie 84,334 49.2


Republican[edit]

  • Gunner DeLay - former state senator, attorney

Green Party[edit]

Rebekah Kennedy - civil rights attorney and Public Relations chair for the Green Party of Arkansas

Auditor of State[edit]

Democrat[edit]

  • Jim Wood - incumbent

Green Party[edit]

  • Michael Bolzenius - advertising salesman

State Treasurer[edit]

Democratic Primary[edit]

  • Martha Shoffner - former state representative, 2002 auditor candidate
  • Mac Campbell - tax attorney, former counsel to Senator Blanche Lincoln
  • Don House - businessman, state representative (Walnut Ridge)

Shoffner lead solidly, but not enough to avoid a run-off:[6]

State Treasurer - Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
Martha Shoffner 115,582 43.8
Mac Campbell 94,826 35.9
Don House 53,526 20.3


Democratic Run-off[edit]

Shoffner won the run-off:[7]

State Treasurer - Democratic Run-off
Candidate Votes %
Martha Shoffner 91,081 54.1
Mac Campbell 77,293 45.9


Republican[edit]

Green Party[edit]

Commissioner of State Lands[edit]

Democrat[edit]

  • Mark Wilcox - incumbent

Green Party[edit]

  • R. David Lewis - attorney

Judicial Elections[edit]

Judicial elections are nonpartisan.

Supreme Court[edit]

Four Supreme Court associate justices were up for reelection to eight-year terms.

Position 2[edit]

  • Donald Louis Corbin - incumbent
  • Roger Harrod - Maumelle district court judge
Supreme Court Position 2 Results Votes
Percentage
  Donald Louis Corbin 193,625 62.8
  Roger Harrod 114,957 37.3
 Total
308,582 100

Position 5[edit]

  • Paul Danielson - circuit judge for the 15th circuit
  • Wendell Griffen - appeals judge, District 6
Supreme Court Position 5 Results Votes
Percentage
  Paul Danielson 177,406 57.2
  Wendell Griffen 132,789 42.8
 Total
310,195 100

Position 6[edit]

  • Annabelle Clinton Imber - incumbent. Uncontested for reelection.

Position 7[edit]

  • Robert Brown - incumbent. Uncontested for reelection.

Court of Appeals[edit]

Elections were held on primary election day for four appeals judges to new eight-year terms. All candidates stood unopposed and were reelected by acclamation:

  • Judge John Pittman - District 1, Position 1
  • Denzil Price Marshall - District 1, Position 2
  • Judge Terry Crabtree - District 3, Position 2
  • Judge Larry Vaught - District 6, Position 2

Circuit Courts[edit]

Elections were also held on primary election day for eight district court judges, for six-year terms. Necessary run-offs will be held with the general election.

  • Unopposed:
    • Judge John Mark Lindsay - District 4, Division 6
    • Judge Ellen Brantley - District 6, Division 16, Subdistrict 6.2
    • Judge Mackie Pierce - District 6, Division 17, Subdistrict 6.2
District 2, Division 7, At-Large Votes
Percentage
  Barbara Halsey 15,417 48.5
  Raymond Spruell 8,476 26.7
  Alan Seagrave 7,881 24.8
 Total
31,774 100
District 8-North, Division 1 Votes
Percentage
  William Randal Wright 4,094 66
  Mark Gunter 2,108 34
 Total
6,202 100
District 11-West, Division 2 Votes
Percentage
  Robert Wyatt 4,874 50.2
  Wilson Bynum 4,840 49.8
 Total
9,714 100
District 18-East, Division 4 Votes
Percentage
  Judge Marcia Renaud Hearnsberger 6,884 53.9
  Latt Bachelor 5,887 46.1
 Total
12,771 100

General Assembly Elections[edit]

State Senate[edit]

17 senators are up for reelection to four-year terms.

Arkansas State Senate Members
  Republican-Held 8
  Democrat-Held 27
Elections, 2006
  Republican Held and Uncontested 8
  Contested 3
  Democratic Held and Uncontested 24
 Total
35

State House[edit]

All 100 House seats are up for re-election.

Arkansas State House Members
  Republican-Held 29
  Democrat-Held 71
Elections, 2006
  Uncontested Republican 20
  Contested 32
  Uncontested Democratic 48
 Total
100

Referendums[edit]

  • Constitutional Amendment 1

Amendment 1 would amend the Arkansas Constitution to lift prohbitions against gambling from bingos and lotteries conducted by authorized nonprofit organizations, such as churches or volunteer fire organizations.

  • Referred Question 1

Question 1 would allow the state to issue no more than $250 million in bonds to finance the development of technology and facilities for state institutions of higher education.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006 Preferential Primary and Non-Partisan Judicial General Election, Statewide Results by Contest, Lieutenant Governor - Democrat - Certified, found at Vote Naturally at the Arkansas Secretary of State's website. Accessed November 15, 2010.
  2. ^ 2006 General Primary Runoff, Statewide Results by Contest, Lieutenant Governor - Democrat - Certified, found at Vote Naturally at the Arkansas Secretary of State's website. Accessed November 15, 2010.
  3. ^ 2006 Preferential Primary and Non-Partisan Judicial General Election, Statewide Results by Contest, Lieutenant Governor - Republican - Certified, found at Vote Naturally at the Arkansas Secretary of State's website. Accessed November 15, 2010.
  4. ^ 2006 Preferential Primary and Non-Partisan Judicial General Election, Statewide Results by Contest, Attorney General - Democrat - Certified, found at Vote Naturally at the Arkansas Secretary of State's website. Accessed November 15, 2010.
  5. ^ 2006 General Primary Runoff Statewide Results by Contest, Attorney General - Democrat - Certified, found at Vote Naturally at the Arkansas Secretary of State's website. Accessed November 15, 2010.
  6. ^ 2006 Preferential Primary and Non-Partisan Judicial General Election, Statewide Results by Contest, State Treasurer - Democrat - Certified, found at Vote Naturally at the Arkansas Secretary of State's website. Accessed November 15, 2010.
  7. ^ 2006 General Primary Runoff Statewide Results by Contest, State Treasurer - Democrat - Certified, found at Vote Naturally at the Arkansas Secretary of State's website. Accessed November 15, 2010.