Thursday, March 31, 2011
Hearing On Election Contest Postponed
A committee of the State Senate had to postpone its plan to hear evidence on Thursday in a contest of election filed against Senator Charlotte Burks by her Republican opponent last November, Gary Steakley. Committee chair Jamie Woodson says the committee received correspondence from a physician, stating that Steakley was unable to be there. After a brief discussion, the committee re-scheduled the hearing for April 28th. Steakley has made several allegations concerning the way the November election was conducted, but local election officials say most of the complaints are simply not true.