A contested race in 3rd Congressional District of Arkansas ended with U.S. Rep. Steve Womack winning reelection for his House of Representatives seat.


Celeste Williams, the Democratic contender, received 28.6% of the vote as of 10 p.m. Tuesday. Libertarian candidate Michael Kalagias had received 3.5% at that time.


Womack released the following statement after winning re-election for a sixth two-year term:


"My life’s work has been to serve our community, and it’s an honor and privilege to be re-elected to represent the great people of the Third District in Congress," Womack stated. "This race was a referendum on two visions for our district – and it’s clear that the extreme ideas espoused by the socialist wing of the Democrat party have been resoundingly rejected. Arkansans are united behind the foundational principles that made America great. Values like hard work and individual responsibility, the rule of law, unleashing opportunity, smaller government, a strong national defense, protecting individual liberty, and upholding the Constitution. Each and every day, I am humbled to fight for these ideals and support the freedom-loving and determined spirit of our community. Thank you for your unyielding trust and making your voices heard."