Colby Fulfer defeats Steve Unger in GOP runoff special election

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A special general election is set to fill the vacancy in State Senate District 7.

On Tuesday (Jan. 11), Colby Fulfer defeated Steve Unger in a GOP primary run-off election.

Fulfer received 922 votes to Unger’s 847 votes, according to unofficial results. The 52-48% margin victory places Fulfer in the general election special election to be held on Feb. 8, 2022.

Fulfer will face Democrat Lisa Parks in the general election match-up. Parks won a Democratic primary against Derek Van Voast on Dec. 15, 2021.

Fulfer led the ticket in the original GOP primary special election in December.

The two candidates are vying for a seat to replace former State Sen. Lance Eads, R-Springdale, who resigned late last year for a job opportunity.

Senate District 7 includes Springdale, Johnson, Goshen and Elkins in eastern Washington County.

Fulfer is the chief of staff for the city of Springdale, while Parks is an attorney with an interest in child welfare cases. The winner will serve out the remaining term, which runs through the end of 2022.

A regular election will be held in November 2022, but the filing period will not open until March.