Former Jefferson County Judge Dutch King has asked for a recount after losing his bid to reclaim the judge’s office by 104 votes.
Mike Adam, chairman of the Jefferson County Board of Election Commissioners, said in an email Thursday that King has submitted a petition and payment in the amount of $2,404 for a recount of the Democratic Party race for county judge.
He said in the email that he would call a meeting of the commission at 6 p.m. Friday at the election commission office at 123 Main Street for the purpose to preparing for the recount, which he anticipated would take place Tuesday beginning at 9 a.m.
Based on unofficial numbers from the Tuesday primary, King was beaten by current Sheriff Gerald Robinson by 104 votes, with Robinson receiving 4,164 votes and King 4,060.
King had previously served two terms as county judge before losing in a 2016 runoff to Henry “Hank” Wilkins IV, who resigned earlier this year after being indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of accepting bribes while a member of the Arkansas legislature.
A call to King Thursday afternoon was not returned.