Pulaski County General Election Results

Pulaski County voters went to the polls Tuesday and defeated a Capital Improvement Sales tax proposal of one-half of one percent with funds raised by that tax going to the Roads and Bridges Department. The final unofficial count was 2,767 no votes to 2,589 yes votes. The defeat of this countywide issue means that the Pulaski County Roads and Bridges Department will not get the extra money officials say is needed to properly maintain the county’s roads and bridges.
In the only contested race for public office in Pulaski County, current Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman, a Republican, defeated former County Prosecutor Wayne Gifford, a Democrat, by 7,381 votes to 1,815.
Running unopposed for county offices, and thereby being elected, were Democrat Colin Long as Associate Circuit Judge of the Magistrate Division, Republican Michael Headrick as Associate Circuit Judge of the Probate Division, Republican Gene Newkirk as Pulaski County Presiding Commissioner, Republican Andy Helms as Western District Commissioner, Republican David Ernst as County Clerk, Democrat Rachelle Beasley as Circuit Clerk and Recorder of Deeds, Republican Mack E. Wilkerson as County Treasurer, and Republican Terri Mitchell as County Collector.
Republican Bill Hardwick of Waynesville was elected State Representative in the 121st District without opposition and Republican Donald Mayhew of Crocker was elected without opposition in the 124th District.