Ragland wins state House District 83 seat

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP)   Donald Ragland will be the new representative of state House District 83.

Ragland pulled 54 percent of the Republican primary vote Tuesday to defeat Timmy Reid. He has no Democratic Party opposition in the May elections to succeed incumbent David Branscum, who resigned to take a Trump administration appointment.

District 83 covers most of Newton and Searcy counties, as well as parts of Boone and Carroll counties.

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