Texarkana, Ark., will have contested races in all four positions on the November ballot, according to records.

Only one incumbent has filed for re-election.

As of the noon deadline Friday for filing, David Haak and Ward 1 Director Ruth Penney-Bell have filed to run as mayor of Texarkana, Ark. They are vying for a position vacated by Mayor Wayne Smith.

The term for mayor and board members ends Dec. 31. The election is Nov. 4.

Longtime Ward 3 Director Londell Williams, who has held the spot since 1977, has refiled for re-election. Tim Johnson has also filed for that spot.

Terry Ragsdale and Travis Odom filed for the Ward 4 position. This position is now held by Chad Dowd, who was appointed in 2005.

Barbara Miner, Marvin Williams and Danny Jewell have filed for the Ward 5 position held by Mike Jones. Jones was appointed in 2008.

Fifty signatures from residents who live and vote in city limits are required for all candidates who file.

Published: 08/15/2014