Hudson wins school board re-election bid

Tim Hudson / Courtesy photo

Tim Hudson will serve a third term on the Fayetteville School Board after winning his re-election bid for the Zone 5 seat over challenger Tim Hollis on Tuesday.

Unofficial results released Tuesday night by the Washington County Election Commission showed Hudson with a commanding win, 144 (73 percent) to 53 (27 percent).

Hudson, 51, has served two five-year terms and is the current president. He said he wants to serve another term to help see through the transition period with the district’s new superintendent, Dr. Paul Hewitt.

“In addition, the district has essential initiatives underway with the final stage of renovation and transformation of Fayetteville High School as well as the continued implementation of the Common Core standards and the curriculum that our teachers and staff are developing,” Hudson said before the election.

Hollis, 63, is a former teacher at Fayetteville High School who was fired by the board after 27 years with the district. He filed a wrongful termination lawsuit that is pending before the Arkansas Supreme Court.

Hudson’s seat was the only Fayetteville School Board spot up for grabs in this year’s school election.