LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Green Party candidate for state treasurer in Arkansas is also running for mayor of Mineral Springs.
Bobby Tullis says he hopes to win both races and hold both offices — but an attorney for the secretary of state's office says that may not be possible. Tim Humphries says the state Constitution says the treasurer "shall not hold any other office or commission."
Tullis says he believes the treasurer is prohibited only from holding another state office but says he may be allowed only to draw one of the two salaries. He says he would choose the treasurer's $54,305 per year salary over the $7,800 pay as part-time mayor.
Tullis faces incumbent Democrat Martha Shoffner for treasurer and four other candidates in the mayor's race.