Tuesday, November 25, 2014

TOP STORY >> Tullos is winner in Cabot runoff

Leader staff writer

Doyle Tullos has won 407-223 the runoff for Cabot alderman Ward 3, Position 1, according to uncertified results released Tuesday evening by Lonoke County Clerk Larry Clarke. The margin of victory was 64.6 percent to opponent Wendell Gibson’s 35.4 percent.

Tullos said Tuesday, “I feel great. I feel like I earned every vote. I worked harder for this part-time job than I’ve ever worked for any full-time job.”

He received 2,490 votes in the general election on Nov. 4 but fell short of the required 50 percent with 41.62 percent. Gibson got 1,817 votes (30.27 percent) in the general election. Alderman Angie Jones lost her bid for re-election with 1,676 votes (28.01 percent). Her term ends Dec. 31, and she endorsed Tullos after the general election.

Tullos is retired and has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from ASU.

The Army National Guard Academy graduate’s work history includes 13 years at the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration, Arkansas Department of Health and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in addition to 22 years in human resources management in private industry.