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Stories with subject: Special elections
  • Sorrento still with police chief and department 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 9:58 am
  • SORRENTO, Louisiana - Efforts to revitalize the Sorrento Police Department seem to be stagnating while the police chief's position sits vacant and the days pass without anyone actively seeking liability insurance for the department.

  • Special election will require a runoff 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 8:58 am
  • SANDERSVILLE, Mississippi - Two people, including the widow of the former Sandersville mayor, will be in an April 22 runoff.

  • Castle Rock council approves open carry election 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:53 am
  • CASTLE ROCK, Colorado - The Castle Rock Town Council has agreed to let voters decide whether or not to repeal the town's ban on openly carrying firearms in town-owned buildings and parks.

  • Disappointment, forgiveness mix in La. scandal 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 2:42 pm
  • MONROE, Louisiana - To Louisiana voters accustomed to tawdry scandals involving elected officials, disappointment with an eye toward forgiveness is the prevailing sentiment about their new congressman, caught on video embracing an aide married to one of his friends.

  • Arlington County's Vihstadt to be sworn in 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 7:55 am
  • ARLINGTON, Virginia - The Arlington County Board's newest member is set to be sworn in.

  • Jefferson Davis police juror resigns 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 11:08 am
  • JENNINGS, Louisiana - Jefferson Davis Parish Police Jury Mark Pousson has resigned his position after moving outside the district he represented.

  • NJ GOP candidates not in special election 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 4:21 pm
  • HADDONFIELD, New Jersey - Four Republicans are vying in a primary to represent a section of southern New Jersey in Congress, but none of them submitted papers to run in a special election to fill the seat from November through January, another quirk of an unusual election that has already donors allowed to contribute extra cash.

  • Report: Van Duyn wins election to Nesbitt's seat 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 10:44 pm
  • ASHEVILLE, North Carolina - Terry Van Duyn has won the special election to fill the unexpired term of the late Sen. Martin Nesbitt.

  • Wagner, elected to York district, joins Pa. Senate 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 3:29 pm
  • HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The owner of a York-based trash hauler is Pennsylvania's newest state senator after battling his own party for a write-in victory.

  • Democrats sweep Mass. special elections 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 8:10 am
  • BOSTON - Democrats made a clean sweep in a series of special elections across Massachusetts held to fill vacant legislative seats.

  • Johnson wins District 53 House seat 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 11:19 pm
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Democrat Anthony 'Alann' Johnson has won a special election to fill the House of Representatives seat left vacant by the death of Birmingham Rep. Demetrius Newton Sr.

  • 2 want to be police chief in Arnaudville 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 12:04 pm
  • ARNAUDVILLE, Louisiana - A retired sheriff's deputy and Arnaudville's interim police chief are vying to complete the year as the city's police chief.

  • GOP assemblyman wins state Senate seat 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 5:00 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - State Assemblyman Mike Morrell easily beat four challengers to win a state Senate seat representing portions of three Southern California counties, according to state figures Wednesday.

  • Mass. lawmaker has HIV, will lead AIDS group 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 7:25 pm
  • BOSTON - State Rep. Carl Sciortino said Tuesday he is HIV-positive and plans to step down to become the new executive director of The AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts.

  • 3 on ballot in Sandersville mayor election 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 4:10 am
  • SANDERSVILLE, Mississippi - Three candidates have qualified to run in the April 8 special election for mayor of Sandersville in Jones County.

  • Myanmar plans by-elections for 28 seats this year 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 9:04 am
  • YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar will hold by-elections later this year to fill 28 unoccupied parliamentary seats, its top elections official said Thursday, letting contending parties test the political waters about a year ahead of the next general election.