The 47th Governor of Arkansas is Sarah Huckabee Sanders – the first woman to serve as governor in Arkansas – as reported by the Associated Press shortly after polls closed on Tuesday, November 8. The total number and percentage of votes is still underway as of 7:49 p.m. today.
Sanders was endorsed by former Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who served his last term as governor due to term limits in seeking reelection. As the former Press Secretary for former President Donald J. Trump – from 2017-2019 – Sanders is the daughter of the 44th Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, who served in this position from 1996 to 2007.
Jones, who grew up in Pine Bluff, ran on the platform of all Arkansan children having access to quality, affordable preschool, creating affordable broadband across the state, building the Arkansan workforce and focusing on building opportunities for good governance, quality healthcare and more, as outlined on his website.
Harrington, the Libertarian candidate, is a proud graduate of Harding University. A resident of Pine Bluff, Harrington ran for Governor as an advocate of liberty, equality and abundance for all Arkansans, according to his website. Previously, Harrington ran against Senator Tom Cotton in Arkansas’s 2020 Senate Election, it was during this time that Ricky made history as the first Black man to run for senate in Arkansas. Harrington was also the first Libertarian candidate to gain 33.3% of the vote in any race, nationwide, according to his website.