Here’s the complete account of election results in Pulaski County.
Results show two black candidates won Democratic primaries for countywide offices. Eric Higgins beat Carl Minden in the race to succeed retiring Doc Holladay as sheriff. There is no Republican opponent in the fall.
PS: A reader notes, correctly, that black candidates have been elected to judgeships in the county, not strictly county offices but point worth noting.
Terri Hollingsworth defeated Chris Crane in the race to succeed Crane’s father Larry Crane as county/circuit clerk. She will have a Republican opponent.
But for now, the possibility exists of what I believe is the first election of African-Americans to a Pulaski countywide office. Perhaps two.