Voters in Pine Bluff this November will go to the polls to decide four alderman races as the result of independent candidate filings, which wrapped up at noon Friday.
In Ward 1, incumbent Thelma Walker, who defeated a challenger in the May Democratic primary, will take on the Rev. Jesse Turner, who filed as an independent July 25.
In Ward 2, incumbent Wayne Easterly filed as an independent Wednesday and will face Democrat Glen Brown Jr., who had no opposition during the primary.
Incumbent 3rd Ward Alderman Bill Brumett, who defeated two challengers in the May Democratic primary, will be challenged by Reginald Johnson, who filed as an independent just before the Friday noon deadline.
In Ward 4, incumbent Steven Mays, who defeated an opponent in the May Democratic primary, will be challenged by Lewis T. White, who filed as an independent Thursday.
The positions of Pine Bluff mayor, city clerk and city treasurer were not up for election.
In addition to the contests in Pine Bluff, three mayor’s positions are being contested in Jefferson County this year, as residents of Altheimer, Redfield and Humphrey will chose between candidates.
In Altheimer, there is a three-way contest between Zola Hudson, Donald Bruce Robinson and Samuel L. Kelley; Humphrey residents will decide between Rodney Henderson and Ronnie Carr; and in Redfield, James (Smitty) Smith and Herman Carter are both seeking the job.
Others who filed for office before the deadline and the office they’re seeking are as follows:
City of White Hall
Mayor - Noel Foster
City Clerk/Treasurer - Ellen Kay Welch
City Attorney - Tom Owens
Ward 1, Position 1 - Andrew Lunsord
Ward 1, Position 2 - Ken Smith
Ward 2, Position 1 - Scott Ray
Ward 2, Position 2 - Franklin (Beaver) Johnson
Ward 3, Position 1 - David Beck
Ward 3, Position 2 - Joel Foster
District 1, Position 1 - Blanchie Laws
District 1, Position 2 - Linda Gipson and Jessie Culclager
District 2, Position 1 - Shenola Allison, Travis D. White Sr. and Kim Love
District 2, Position 2 - Lester Hudson
Mayor - Myra T. Edwards
Position 1 - Robert L. White
Position 2 - GEary Don Robnson and Cleollia Robinson
Position 4 - Robert Sloan
Position 5 - Commeka Goodloe
District 1, Position 1 - Albert Esquibel and Donald Combs
District 1, Position 2 - Michael (Porky) Hodges
District 2, Position 1 - Cleveland Hatch
District 2, Position 2 - Eddie W. White
District 3, Position 1 - James (Jimmy) D. Carr Jr.
District 3, Position 2 - Chad Burgess
District 1, Position 1 - Glen Flemmons
District 2, Position 1 - Sandra Garrett
District 2, Position 2 - Larry O’Briant
District 3, Position 1 -Diane Smith and Allison Oates Beasley
District 3, Position 2 - Darrell Hedden and Adell Newton
Mayor - Jody Campbell
Recorder-Treasurer - Mauricene Blackwell
Position 1 - Lucille Hawkins and Archie Blackwell
Position 3 - Anita V. Mitchell
Position 4 - Joy Binns
Position 5 -Christine Blair