Sen. Crumbly retains seat | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Sen. Crumbly retains seat

Posted By on Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 11:14 AM

The Arkansas Senate voted 19-12 today to affirm a committee's recommendation not to overturn the results of Sen. Jack Crumbly's 2006 election. Arnell Willis had challenged the outcome.

The committee had voted 4-3 to recommend that Crumbly, of Widener, keep his seat despite allegations of fraud. Senate debate was vigorous. In the end, it was not a Brotherhood-v.-Otherhood decision. Patterns: Black members of the Senate voted not to oust Crumbly, who is black, as is his opponent Willis. All but one of the Senate Republicans present, the exception being Gilbert Baker, voted to overturn the results. Point worth noting: It is not clear whether the irregularities noted in this election arose strictly from the Senate race. A number of other important local contests were on the ballot then.

For (19): Argue, Baker, Bookout, Broadway, Brown, Bryles, Critcher, Faris, Horn, Jimmy Jeffress, Johnson, Laverty, Luker, Madison, Malone, Smith, Steele, Wilkins, Wilkinson.

Against (12): Bisbee, Capps, Glover, Hendren, Miller, Pritchard, Salmon, Taylor, Thompson, Trusty, Whitaker, Womack.

Abstained (1): Crumbly.

Absent (3): Altes, Hill, Gene Jeffress.

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (3)

Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • IHOP coming down, but .....

    I always scan the Little Rock City Board for items of interest this week and this one caught my eye: A zoning measure required by a proposal to tear down the IHOP at Markham and University.
    • Apr 30, 2016
  • The two cities of Little Rock: East/west, black/white

    The Little Rock City Board illustrated this week a community divided over public schools, another blow to the Little Rock School District and another illustration of the need for ward elections to the board.
    • Mar 23, 2017
  • Saturday's open line

    Got any thoughts? Put them here.
    • May 21, 2016

Most Shared

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation