Early polling indicated that Shawn Holloway, a major with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office would win the night, and in some regard, he did.
Unofficially, he walked away with 49.46% of the vote, nearly enough to win outright, but he will now go to a runoff with Lowell Police Lieutenant Paul Pillaro who received 21% of the vote.
Timothy Filbeck – 8.93%
Sheriff Kelley Cradduck – 20.52%
“I’ll go back to work tomorrow and continue knocking on doors and greeting and meeting people and putting my message out there, who I am and my experience, and what I stand for, and we’ll get back to work again,” said Holloway.
We reached out to Paul Pillaro, who is facing Holloway in a runoff, but he has not yet responded. We also reached out to Sheriff Kelley Cradduck who is giving up his seat in January.
Via text, Cradduck responded to our reporter by saying “Tevin….I don’t trust you (to) give you any information. Good night.”
He later followed up by saying “I don’t believe you are fair and unbiased.”
The runoff election is scheduled for March 22nd, with early voting beginning in two weeks.
The winner of the runoff will go on to face independent candidate, Glenn Latham, in November.
This story was originally reported by Tevin Wooten. You can follow this report and more at Tevin’s Twitter or Facebook page.