LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Two candidates seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination for an Arkansas House seat that had been held by a civil rights attorney who died last year are advancing to a runoff.
Joy Springer won a plurality of votes in Tuesday’s primary for the District 34 seat and Ryan Davis finished second in the four-person race. The two will face off in a Feb. 11 runoff.
The Little Rock seat had been held by Democratic Rep. John Walker, who died in October.
The winner of the primary will face independent candidate Roderick Talley in the March 3 special election.