Politics
4:18 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Special Election Set for Dec. 10 to Replace Arnold

Credit Legislative Research Commission Public Information

Gov. Steve Beshear has set a special election for Dec. 10 to replace former Democratic state Rep. John Arnold of Sturgis.

Arnold resigned last month after being accused of sexual harassment. Legislative Research Commission staffers Yolanda Costner and Cassaundra Cooper allege Arnold touched them inappropriately and made vulgar comments.

Arnold said in his resignation letter that he had been "destroyed politically" and could no longer be an effective voice for his constituents.

Arnold had served in the House’s 7th district since 1995.