There's No Need for May 8 Special Election to Fill Terri Hodge's Empty Seat
Randall Dillard, director of communications for the Secretary of State, is checking to see if anyone filed at the very last minute, just to make sure. (Update: Dillard says there were no late-filing candidates, and is checking to see the exact date when Johnson will take office.) But according to state law, the scheduled election can be canceled if "no candidates have filed opposing a candidate." Says Johnson in this morning's release, "I am grateful for the opportunity to begin serving the people of House District 100 next month instead of having to wait until January 2011."