Republican Carter wins speaker’s job

Williams bumped from House spot

Posted: November 16, 2012 at 12:54 a.m.

State Rep. Davy Carter is greeted by fellow legislators at the Capitol on Thursday after being elected to serve as the next speaker of the state House of Representatives. Republicans gained control of the House and the Senate for the first time since Reconstruction.

The newly elected members of the Arkansas House of Representatives on Thursday ousted Rep. Darrin Williams, D-Little Rock, as the House speaker designate and selected Davy Carter, R-Cabot, over Terry Rice, R-Waldron, for the post, putting Carter in line to lead the House in 2013 and 2014.

Carter elected next House speaker

Rep. Davy Carer was voted the next speaker of the House of Representatives during an organizational meeting Thursday. (By Gavin Lesnick)
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