With Republican gains in the Arkansas Senate sweeping them into the majority, GOP State Senators replaced their designated President with one of their own.
Sen. Michael Lamoureux (R-Russellville) was chosen Thursday as the Senate President for the 2013 General Assembly months after a Democratic majority chose Sen. Larry Teague (D-Nashville) to lead their chamber.
Democrats held a 20-15 advantage over Republicans in the chamber prior to Tuesday’s elections. But the GOP picked up 6 seats putting them in charge by a 21-14 advantage.
Lamoureux had served as the Minority Leader for Republicans in the State Senate in the last session.
Teague was unopposed for re-election and will continue to serve in the State Senate.