Seat Vacated By Former Senate President Filled In Special Election

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RUSSELLVILLE (KFSM) – A seat vacated by former Arkansas Senate President Republican Michael Lamoureux was filled on Feb. 10 in a special election, according to voting results.

Lamoureux stepped down in November 2014 to serve as Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s chief of staff, and Sen. Jonathan Dismang, R-Beebe, was elected to serve as Senate President afterwards.

Lamoureux’s vacant Senate seat was filled by Greg Standridge, R-Russellville, in a special election on Tuesday evening, according to the Arkansas Secretary of State’s website.

Standridge defeated challenger Stan Berry with 54 percent of the vote, according to election results. Results state he received 2,673 votes, and Berry received 2,313.

The now-filled Senate seat is in District 16, which includes areas in Pope, Carroll, Newton, Boone and Van Buren counties.