September 1, 2016 •
Arkansas Gov. Hutchinson Selects Rep. Gossage as Deputy Chief of Staff for External Operations
On August 30, 2016, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced state Rep. Bill Gossage as his deputy chief of staff for external operations. As a result, Gossage is resigning as the House District 82 representative.
Hutchinson will not call a special election to fill the remainder of Gossage’s term because the vacancy will be filled within 150 days, as required by law. The state Republican party will be responsible for selecting a nominee to run in Gossage’s place.
Gossage was running unopposed in the November 8 general election, and other political parties will be unable to run a candidate in this race as the filing deadline has already passed.
Photo of Bill Gossage courtesy of the Arkansas House of Representatives website.
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