Greenwood Mayor, Doug Kinslow, won his bid for reelection on Tuesday Nov. 6 with 2,256 votes against his opponent Jerry Carter who received 531 votes. In doing so Kinslow became the first mayor since Pete Brown to serve more than one term. Brown served as Greenwood’s mayor from 1979-1986.
“I am overwhelmed,” said Kinslow. “It is humbling to say the least.”
Kinslow first became mayor in 2014 when, then mayor, Del Gabbard walked away from the job citing health problems three years into his four year term. Kinslow won the election in 2014 defeating Alex Selkirk in a special election held in conjunction with the statewide primary. Kinslow had served as the city’s parks director since 2006.
Looking to the future the mayor stated that he plans to continue to work on the issues that are important to Greenwood such as traffic relief, economic development, improved streets and extending sewer lines.
In other races:
The final results are in for the November 6 election. According to Sebastian County the results are unofficial at this time.
33,230 citizens voted out of a total of 71,066 registered voters which is a total of 46.76% turnout.
Alderman AC Brown was reelected by a count of 1,642 over his opponent Joshua Niles who received 1,089 votes.
Congressman Steve Womack was reelected by a count of 19,782 over his opponent Josh Mahony who received 8,453 votes.
Representative Bruce Westerman was reelected by a count of 3,301 over his opponent Hayden Catherine Shamel who received 569 votes.
Governor Asa Hutchinson was reelected by a count of 23,754 over his opponent Jared Henderson who received 8,294 votes.
County Judge David Hudson was reelected by a county of 22,942 over his opponent Mosie Boyd who received 10,088 votes.
Treasurer Judith Miller was reelected by a count of 23,570 over her opponent Jeannie Wilson who received 9,482