Gene Roebuck

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Gene Roebuck
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Candidate for
Arkansas State Senate, District 21
Elections and appointments
Last electionJanuary 14, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Gene Roebuck was a 2014 special election Democratic candidate for District 21 of the Arkansas State Senate.[1]



See also: Arkansas state legislative special elections, 2014

John Cooper (R) defeated Steve Rockwell (D) in the special election, which took place on January 14.[2] Rockwell and Radius Baker advanced past Gene Roebuck and Ray Kidd in the Democratic primary.[3] Rockwell defeated Baker in the Democratic primary runoff.[4] Dan Sullivan and Cooper advanced past Chad Niell in the Republican primary.[3] Cooper defeated Sullivan in the Republican primary runoff.[4][5]

The seat was vacant following Paul Bookout's (D) resignation on August 21, 2013, after he was fined $8,000 by the Arkansas Ethics Commission for spending campaign funds on personal items.[6]

A special election for the position of Arkansas State Senate District 21 was called for January 14, with a primary on October 8, 2013. A primary runoff took place on November 12, 2013. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was September 6, 2013.[6]

Arkansas State Senate, District 21, Special Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Cooper 57.2% 4,318
     Democratic Steve Rockwell 42.8% 3,235
Total Votes 7,553

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