Tonight, Talk Business will be monitoring the outcome of the Arkansas House and Senate races and providing you with updates through this blog post all night long.

Bloggers Jason Tolbert and Michael Cook will be dispensing information through their Twitter feeds — @TolbertReport and @MCookAR.  Talk Business executive editor Roby Brock will also be tweeting at @RobyBrock and will be providing analysis on KLRT-Fox 16.

Check the tables below as we update the contested House and Senate races throughout election night with the intention of being able to tell you when the Republicans or Democrats achieve majority status in both chambers.

In the Senate, Republicans hold 21 seats and Democrats took 14 seats. 18 seats were needed for a majority. Republicans have taken the majority in the Senate.

Republicans – 21

Democrats – 14

Jane English (34)
Bruce Holland (9)
Jason Rapert (35)
Gary Stubblefield (6)
 Jimmy Hickey, Jr (11)
 Ronald Caldwell (23)
 Jonathan Dismang (28)
 David Sanders (15)  Eddie Cheatham (26)
 Jon Woods (7)  David Wyatt (19)
 Alan Clark (13)  Robert Thompson (20)
 Missy Irvin (18)  Bobby Pierce (27)
Bart Hester (1)  David Johnson (32)
Jim Hendren (2) Uvalde Lindsey (4)
Cecile Bledsoe (3) Larry R. Teague (10)
Bryan B. King (5) Bruce Maloch (12)
Jake Files (8) Paul Bookout (21)
Sen. Bill Sample (14) David Burnett (22)
Michael Lamoureux (16) Keith M. Ingram (24)
Johnny Key (17) Stephanie Flowers (25)
Eddie Joe Williams (29) Linda Chesterfield (30)
Jeremy Hutchinson (33) Joyce Elliott (31)

 

Currently in the House, Republicans hold 50 seats, Democrats hold 49 seats (which includes Green Party candidate Fred Smith), with 1 heading for a recount.  51 seats are needed for a majority.

Republicans – 50
Not Yet Called – 1
Democrats – 49
Charlie Collins (84)
Mark Lowery (39)  Patti Julian (38)
Bob Ballinger (97)  Sheilla E. Lampkin (9)
 Richard Womack (18)  James Ratliff (60)
 Charlene Fite (80)  Betty Overbey (69)
 Allen Kerr (32)  John Wayne Catlett (73)
 Mark Biviano (46)  Scott Baltz (61)
 Micah S. Neal (89)  Jim Nickels (41)
 David Meeks (70)  Steve Magie (72)
 Stephen Meeks (67)  David Whitaker (85)
 Douglas House (40)  Mike Holcomb (10)
 Joe Farrer (44)  Brent Talley (3)
 Randy Alexander (88)  Fonda Hawthorne (4)
 Justin Harris (81)  David Kizzia (26)
 Charlotte Douglas (75)  Mary Broadaway (57)
 Stephanie Malone (77)  David Hillman (13)
 Bill Gossage (82)  Harold Copenhaver (58)
 Jon Eubanks (74)  Butch Wilkins (59)
 Ken Bragg (15)  Tommy Thompson (65)
 Nate Bell (20)  John Edwards (35)
 Bruce Cozart (24)  Tommy Wren (62)
 Kim Hammer (28) Greg Leding (86)
 Andy Davis (31) John T. Vines (25)
 Josh Miller (66) James McLean (63) 
Prissy Hickerson (1) David Fielding (5)
Lane Jean (2) John Baine (7)
Matthew Shepherd (6) Jeffrey R. Wardlaw (8)
Terry Rice (21) Mark D. McElroy (11)
Bruce Westerman (22) Chris Richey (12)
Ann Clemmer (23) Walls McCrary (14)
Andy Mayberry (27) James L. Word (16)
Davy Carter (43) Henry “Hank” Wilkins IV (17)
Jeremy Gillam (45) Nate Steel (19)
John Payton (64) Fred Love (29)
Robert E. Dale (68) Charles L. Armstrong (30)
Andrea Lea (71) Warwick Sabin (33)
Denny Altes (76) John W. Walker (34)
Gary Deffenbaugh (79) Darrin Williams (36)
David L. Branscum (83) Eddie L. Armstrong III (37)
Jonathan Barnett (87) Mark W. Perry (42)
Les “Skip” Carnine (90) Jody Dickinson (47)
Dan M. Douglas (91) Reginald Murdock (48)
Mary Lou Slinkard (92) Marshall Wright (49)
Jim Dotson (93) (Fred Smith – G) (50)
Debra M. Hobbs (94) Deborah Ferguson (51)
Sue Scott (95) Homer Lenderman (53)
Duncan Baird (96) Wes Wagner (54)
John Burris (98) Monte Hodges (55)
Kelley Linck (99) Joe Jett (56)
Karen Hopper (100)  John Hutchison v. L.J Bryant (52) George B. McGill (78)

 

 

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