Wives of Nate Bell, Mark Martin fail in races for office | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Wives of Nate Bell, Mark Martin fail in races for office

Posted By on Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 9:31 AM

click to enlarge MIXED RESULTS: Sharon Martin lost her race for Prairie Grove mayor, but Mark Martin was given four more years in the secretary of state's office.
  • MIXED RESULTS: Sharon Martin lost her race for Prairie Grove mayor, but Mark Martin was given four more years in the secretary of state's office.
A couple of Republican elected officials hoped to have wives elected to public office in yesterday's election. Both lost, according to unofficial results.

In Prairie Grove, Secretary of State Mark Martin's wife, Sharon, was defeated by Sonny Hudson in a race for Prairie Grove mayor, 58 to 42, according to the Washington County Election Commission.

In Polk County, state Rep. Nate Bell's wife Phyllis lost her race for Polk County assessor against Jovan Thomas by a 52-48 margin.

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