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.

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