February 4, 2014 •
Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Officially Resigns
Lt. Gov. Mark Darr has made his resignation official three weeks after saying he would step down over ethics violations concerning his campaign and office spending.
Legislative leaders are pushing to change state election law in order to keep Darr’s office vacant for the rest of the year rather than hold a special election.
Currently, state law requires the governor to call a special election within 150 days of declaring Darr’s office vacant, but lawmakers from both parties would prefer to keep the office unfilled since the general election will be held November 4, 2014.
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