While one big piece of the picture remains undetermined, with Tuesday's General Election, the future face of city and county government bodies in Baxter and Marion counties has taken shape. Between the Mountain Home City Council and the Baxter County Quorum Court, 10 new members will step into office in January.
The four newcomers will join returning council members Wayne Almond, Jennifer Baker, Eva Frame and Don Webb.
The Baxter County Quorum Court will also have a number of new faces.
When Judge Mickey Pendergrass gavels the quorum court into session in January, he'll be looking out across the courtroom at five new justices in the 11-member body.
New justices include Robert Lowery, Dirk Waldrop, Maryanne Edge, Charles Osgood and Cameron Davis. All but Osgood faced no opposition in their inaugural campaigns. Osgood defeated incumbent Marilyn Williams in the May Primary Election.
Judge Pendergrass told KTLO, Classic Hits and The Boot news earlier this year this is the largest number of new quorum court members he will have worked with as he enters his fourth term.
At Cotter, McGeorge "Mac" Caradine will take the helm of mayor in January, along with three new council members, Cameron Ross, Charles Sugg and Kerry Ann White.
Marion County will have a new judge at the helm in 2019, with the election of John Massey in the Primary Election over incumbent Terry Ott. Massey will be joined by three new justices of the peace, Marty Nickles, Talon Vancuren and Rick White. Vancuren and White won their seats in the General Election, with Nickles running unopposed.
At Bull Shoals, Mayor David Nixon was elected to his first term, after being selected in 2017 to fill an unexpired term. He will be joined by two new members, Joey Grede and Diana Lynn Nickles.
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