Republicans sweep most legislative races in Northwest Arkansas

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Republicans by far won a majority of the competitive legislative races in Northwest Arkansas, with Rep. David Whitaker of Fayetteville the only Democrat to win Tuesday night (Nov. 8) against a Republican opponent.

The booming Northwest Arkansas region will send just four Democrats to the Arkansas Legislature.

Rep. Whitaker defeated Republican Brian Hester in the District 22 race to return for a fourth term in the Arkansas House of Representatives.

Following are the vote counts for the competitive legislation races in Northwest Arkansas, with the districts including all or parts of Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Franklin, Madison and Washington counties.

ARKANSAS HOUSE
House District 9
DeAnna Hodges – R: 1,429 (49.9%)
Diana Gonzales Worthen – D: 1,321 (46.2%)
Steven Stilling – L: 109 (3.8%)

House District 10
Mindy McAlindon – R: 6,507 (56%)
Kate Schaffer – D: 5,058 (44%)

House District 11
Rebecca Burkes – R: 3,496 (61%)
Rey Hernandez – D: 2,233 (39%)

House District 12
Hope Hendren Duke – R: 9,844 (77%)
David Gill – L: 3,006 (23%)

House District 13
Scott Richardson – R: 4,144 (56%)
Jen Standerfer – D: 3,313 (44%)

House District 14
Brian Eaton- D: 3,000 (37%)
Grant Hodges – R: 5,182 (63%)

House District 15
Rep. John Carr – R (incumbent): 4,218 (59%)
Rachel Cox – D: 2,949 (41%)

House District 18
Rep. Robin Lundstrum – R (incumbent): 6,398 (62.3%)
Monique Jones – D: 3,867 (37.6%)

House District 19
Steve Unger – R: 4,511 (53.8%)
Paula Irwin – D: 3,863 (46.1%)

House District 22
Rep. David Whitaker – D (incumbent): 4,528 (52.4%)
Brian Hester – R: 4,099 (47.5%)

House District 23
Kendra Moore – R: 7,098 (72.6%)
Ryan Hanson – L: 2,672 (27.3%)

House District 25
Chad Puryear – R: 7,734 (68.8%)
Caitlin Oxford – D: 3,504 (31.1%)

ARKANSAS SENATE
Senate District 28
Bryan King – R: 14,776 (80.2%)
Jim Wallace – D: 3,631 (19.7%)

Senate District 31
Rep. Clint Penzo – R: 10,264 (60.1%)
Lisa Parks – D: 6,797 (39.8%)

Senate District 34
J.P. DeVilliers – L: 9,220 (30%)
Rep. Jim Dotson – R: 21,331 (70%)

Senate District 35
Tyler Dees – R: 18,402 (74%)
Doug Peterson – L: 6,577 (26%)

Other Senators representing parts of Northwest Arkansas are Sen. Bart Hester, R-Cave Springs, and Rep. Greg Leding, D-Fayetteville. Hester and Leding were unopposed in the general election.

Other Arkansas House members representing all or parts of Northwest Arkansas are (listed by district order), Rep.-elect Brit McKenzie, R-Rogers; Rep. Austin McCollum, R-Bentonville; Rep. Kendra Underwood, R-Cave Springs; Rep. Delia Haak, R-Centerton; Rep. Denise Garner, D-Fayetteville; Rep. Nicole Clowney, D-Fayetteville; Rep. Charlene Fite, R-Alma, and Rep. Mark Berry, R-Ozark. All legislators listed above were unopposed in the general election.