March 5, 2014 •
Arkansas Governor Signs Bill to Forgo Lieutenant Governor Special Election
Gov. Mike Beebe has signed a bill allowing him not to call a special election to fill the lieutenant governor’s office.
Senate Bill 139, now Act 210, allows the governor to forgo a special election to fill a vacancy in the lieutenant governor’s office when the vacancy occurs within 10 months of a general election, if holding a special election would be impractical or burdensome.
Mark Darr left the lieutenant governor’s office vacant after being fined $11,000 by the state Ethics Commission for misuse of campaign contributions and taxpayer dollars.
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