Runoff To Be Held For Arkansas Supreme Court Between Goodson, Sterling

Arkansas Supreme Court

Justice Courtney Goodson and Department of Human Services Chief Counsel David Sterling are headed for a runoff in the Arkansas Supreme Court race, while Commissioner of State Lands John Thurston was leading in the secretary of state’s race.

Late Tuesday, Goodson led the three-person race with 37.28% of the vote. Sterling was second with 33.82%. Court of Appeals Judge Kenneth Hixson trailed with 28.9%.

Because no candidate reached 50%, Goodson and Sterling will face each other in a runoff as part of the general election Nov. 6.

Goodson was leading with 103,827 votes, while Sterling had 94,189 and Hixson had 80,477.

The race was marked by expenditures by two outside groups that supported Sterling, the Judicial Crisis Network and the Republican State Leadership Committee.ustice Courtney Goodson and Department of Human Services Chief Counsel David Sterling are headed for a runoff in the Arkansas Supreme Court race, while Commissioner of State Lands John Thurston was leading in the secretary of state’s race.

Late Tuesday (May 22), Goodson led the three-person race with 37.28% of the vote. Sterling was second with 33.82%. Court of Appeals Judge Kenneth Hixson trailed with 28.9%.

Because no candidate reached 50%, Goodson and Sterling will face each other in a runoff as part of the general election Nov. 6.

Goodson was leading with 103,827 votes, while Sterling had 94,189 and Hixson had 80,477.

The race was marked by expenditures by two outside groups that supported Sterling, the Judicial Crisis Network and the Republican State Leadership Committee.