Election returns are still coming in but Hutchinson's defeat of Curtis Coleman and Ross' defeat of Lynette Bryant appear certain.
Hutchinson is a native of Gravette who now resides in Rogers. He has been a small business owner, lawyer and entrepreneur. Hutchinson also served as the first Under Secretary when the Department of Homeland Security was created.
Ross is a native of Prescott who now resides in Little Rock. He is a former U.S. Congressman (2000-2012) who served the state's 4th District. He is also a former small business owner and state senator.
Libertarian Frank Gilbert of Tull and Green Party candidate J. Joshua Drake will also be on the November ballot in the race.