Holcomb wins State Rep. District 10 race

Jefferson County Judge Mike Holcomb will soon add a new title to his resume – state representative.

Unofficial results show Holcomb, a Democrat, defeated Republican Charles Roberts in the race for District 10 of the Arkansas House of Representatives.

According to unofficial results:

• Holcomb received — 5,547 votes

• Roberts — 4,494 votes

Holcomb will fill the redrawn district seat which includes parts of Jefferson, Lincoln, Cleveland, Desha and Drew counties.

Contacted by phone Tuesday night, a jubilant Holcomb said that he is ready to serve in his new position.

“I’m excited,” he said. “We really won big in Jefferson County. I’m proud that we won and I’m excited about representing Southeast Arkansas.”

Holcomb, who has served as county judge for six years, said that political experience will be an asset.

“I know about the funding process and I’m a proponent of education,” he said. “I am going to continue to do the best job I can and serve the people of Southeast Arkansas.”

As a state representative, Holcomb said he would work to ensure that Southeast Arkansas gets the funding it needs for highways, public safety and education.