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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Former senator plans run for Jonesboro Senate seat

Posted By on Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 10:16 AM

click to enlarge GENE ROEBUCK
  • GENE ROEBUCK
Judging by this post on Facebook, former state Sen. Gene Roebuck, a Jonesboro insurance man, is going to seek the Senate seat opened by Paul Bookout's resignation.

I just wanted to thank everyone for the outpouring of confidence, prayers and support. I could never return the many calls, letters, and emails I have received. I am so thankful to have each and everyone of you. I have decided to run 100%. I have planted both feet in the campaign and am running 100% for this district. Thanks seems so small but again THANKS!

Roebuck, 78, was elected to a four-year term in the Senate in 1996, but was defeated in the Democratic primary in 2000 by Claud Cash.

Steve Rockwell previously announced as a Democratic candidate. The date of the special primary might be set by the governor by the end of this week.

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