Incumbent Jamie Correia (Democrat) told the crowd during her ten years as county clerk, she has watched her budget, had clean audits and modernized record keeping, plus she has remained connected to several organizations in the county.
Challenger Connie Doss (Republican) said she could make a positive difference by being a servant leader. She would provide cross training for staff and instill a cross-cultural attitude in the office.
Justice of the Peace, District 3
Ferguson Stewart (Republican) told the audience being a JP is probably the most important job in the county because JPs oversee all county business including setting pay for employees. His experience has been as a telecommunications designer in the army and in business, and he can help the county improve its telecommunications capability.
His opponent, Laurie (Harrie) Farrow, was arrested Thursday morning in Washington, D.C. outside Sen. Bob Corker’s office while protesting the nomination of Brett Kavanugh to the Supreme Court, thus missed the candidates’ forum.
Justice of the Peace, District 4
Doug Hausler (Democrat) spent 23 years as an industrial analytical chemist, but since moving to the area he has served on the Eureka Springs Chamber, the board of the Democratic Party, and board of the Arkansas Wine Producers Council.
Justice of the Peace, District 7
Kellie Stevens-Matt (Republican) said although she is long established in the county, she wants to add a fresh voice on the Quorum Court. She intends to take politics out of the position.
Colin Stinson (Democrat) wants to carve a future for the county with no one left out. “We all deserve prosperity,” he said, and asked the public to help him usher in a new age of governance.