One county office will be contested in the May 22 primary election in Crawford County.
Incumbent County Clerk Teresa Armer-Cobbe will be challenged by Jo Wester. Both are Republicans and the winner will not face any opposition in the November general election.
Armer-Cobbe has 25 years of experience in the clerk’s office and is seeking her sixth term. Wester has worked for the Department of Health for 37 years and has served as administrator at the Sebastian County Health Department since September 2003.
County Judge Dennis Gilstrap, Sheriff Ron Brown, Circuit Clerk Sharon Blount-Baker, Assessor Sandra Heiner, Tax Collector Kevin Pixley, Treasurer Beverly Pyle and Coroner Pam Wells did not draw opponents for the May 22 primary or Nov. 6 general election.
Five justice of the peace positions drew opposition.
Incumbent District 3 JP David Rofkahr will be challenged by fellow Republicans Chase Hall DeCroo and Jim Atchison in the May 22 primary, Lloyd Cole, a Republican, will face Democrat Tom F. Watkins for District 4 JP in the November general election, District 5 JP Raymond Harvey and Jon Baker, both Republicans, will square off in the primary, District 6 JP Mark Shaffer and Connie Beyerle, both Republicans, will meet in the May 22 election and incumbent District 9 JP Stanley Clark, a Democrat, will be challenged by Daniel Perry, a Republican, in the general election.
All the contested JP races are in Van Buren.
JP candidates who did not draw opposition were Jason Cox of Chester, District 1; Lonnie Myers of Van Buren, District 2; Paul Johnson of Van Buren, District 7; Tia Woodruff of Alma, District 8; Jayson Peppas of Alma, District 10; Craig Wahlmeier of Alma, District 11; Elaina Damante of Alma, Distict 12; and Roger Atwell of Mountainburg, District 13.
Three constable races will be decided in the May 22 primary.
Republicans Tom Fite and Farrah Turner, both of Van Buren, will vie in District 2, incumbent Joe Howard and Thomas Dale Roberts, also of Van Buren, in District 4 and Constable Tommy Buckner and Marty Clark, both Republicans from Van Buren, in District 9.
The District 13 constable will be determined in November when Travis Steele of Mulberry, a Democrat, and Robert Short of Mountainburg, a Republican, square off.
Not facing opposition are Ray Gregory of Uniontown, District 1; Constable Randy Beck of Alma, District 8; and Constable Shannon Morse of Alma, District 11.
Five county school board positions will be determined during the May 22 primary election.
Boyd Mize, who was appointed in October, and Leslie France will face each other on Position 3 on the Mountainburg School Board. Incumbent Jason Watkins has no opposition for Position 4.
Incumbent Chapen Rucker did not draw any opposition for Position 4 on the Alma School Board, nor did Van Buren School Board president Candice Settle-Beshesrs for Position 3 or Lance Lanier, who was appointed in August, for Position 5.