Paul Bookout Sworn-In to Serve Out Late Father's Term

APRIL 14, 2006 - Posted at 3:24 p.m. CST

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Paul Bookout, the son of longtime legislator Jerry Bookout, was sworn in today to the state Senate seat vacated by his father's death in February.

Arkansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Jim Hannah swore in Bookout at a ceremony in the state Senate chamber.

The younger Bookout was elected to his father's seat on Tuesday, receiving 94 votes.  He drew no opposition in his bid to serve out his father's unexpired term, which runs until the end of 2008.

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