LITTLE ROCK — All six incumbent House members and four of six Senate incumbents who faced opposition in party primaries were victorious.

LITTLE ROCK — All six incumbent House members and four of six Senate incumbents who faced opposition in party primaries were victorious.

Also, four House members won contests for Senate seats in Tuesday’s party primaries.

“I think if you are doing a good job, if you are reflecting the desires of your constituency, Arkansas voters will elect you, or re-nominate you,” said Doyle Webb, chairman of the Republican Party of Arkansas.

Webb said voters also are not afraid to speak their mind if they are not happy.

“They are willing to turn you out,” he said.

Will Bond, chairman of the Democratic Party of Arkansas, said the success of incumbents is something his party is counting on this fall.

“That’s part of our challenge going forward and I think that’s a good sign,” Bond said.

The Democratic Party must impress upon voters the successes of Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe and a Democrat-led Legislature between now and November general election, he said.

“Name recognition is very important,” said Hoyt Purvis, a journalism professor at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

Of the six House incumbents who had opposition in their party primary, all six won.

They include:

• Rep. Sheila Lampkin of Monticello defeated Robert Cornelius of Crossett in a Democratic primary. Lampkin faces Republican Gary Meggs of Monticello in the general election.

• Rep. Jody Dickinson of Newport defeated William Burl Simmons of Augusta in a Democratic primary. Dickinson has no Republican opposition in November.

• Rep. David Meeks of Conway defeated Price Dooley of Conway in a Republican primary. Meeks faces Democrat Cody Bassham of Conway in the general election.

• Rep. Denny Altes of Fort Smith defeated Matthew Pitsch of Fort Smith in a Republican. Altes has no opposition in the general election.

• Rep. Justin Harris of West Fork defeated Lisa France Norris of Alma in a Republican primary. Harris faces Democrat Wolf Grulkey of Alma in the general election.

• Rep. Mary Lou Slinkard of Gravette defeated Jim Parsons of Bella Vista in a Republican primary. Slinkard has no opposition in the general election.

In the Senate:

• Sen. Bruce Holland of Greenwood defeated former state Rep. Rick Green of Van Buren in a GOP primary. Holland faces state Rep. Tracy Pennartz, D- Fort Smith, in the general election.

• Sen. Steve Harrelson of Texarkana defeated state Rep. Larry Cowling of Foreman in a Democratic primary. Harrelson faces Republican Mike Hickey Jr. of Texarkana in November.

• Sen. Stephanie Flowers of Pine Bluff defeated state Rep. Efrem Elliott of Pine Bluff in a Democratic primary. Flowers is unopposed in the general election.

• Sen. Joyce Elliott of Little Rock defeated Rep. Fred Allen of Little Rock in a Democratic primary. She has no opposition in the general election.

Incumbent senators defeated in Tuesday primaries were:

• Sen. Bill Pritchard of Elkins, who lost to Rep. Jon Woods of Springdale in the Republican primary. Woods faces Democrat Diane Gonzales Worthen of Springdale in the general election.

• Sen. Jack Crumbly of Widener, who lost to Rep. Keith Ingram of West Memphis in a Democratic party. Ingram has no Republican opposition in the general election.

Two state House members defeated House colleagues in Senate primaries:

• State Rep. David Sanders of Little Rock defeated Rep. Ed Garner of Maumelle in a Republican primary. Sanders faces Democrat Johnny Hoyt, a former state representative, in November.

• State Rep. Bobby Pierce of Sheridan defeated Rep. Garry Smith of Camden in a Democratic primary. Pierce faces Republican Henry Frisby II of El Dorado in the general election.

Also Tuesday, state Rep. Tim Summers, R-Bentonville, was defeated by Republican Bart Hester of Cave Springs, in a party primary. Hester has no opponent in the general election.

Thirty-seven House candidates and 13 Senate candidates had no primary or general election opposition.