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Monday, September 12, 2016

Monticello Republican House candidate disqualified

Posted By on Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 2:04 PM

Chris Burks, counsel for the Arkansas Democratic Party, said a circuit judge today ruled a Republican House candidate off the ballot because of a 2016 hot check conviction.

Burks said Judge David Laser ruled that the conviction of Jim Hall of Monticello constituted an infamous crime, which is constitutionally a prohibition to state office. That leaves Democrat LeAnne Burch unopposed for the seat, which had been held by the late Sheila Lampkin.

The Democratic Party contends that the circumstance that creates the vacancy means the Republican Party doesn't have an opportunity to field a candidate in November. It also didn't field a candidate in the special election for the last two months of Lampkin's term. Hall wasn't happy about that. He was running as a write-in, but Laser disqualified him from that race, too.



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