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Bob Ferguson

AGO 1957 NO. 25 > Feb 5 1957

(1) The majority of councilmen voting (there being a quorum present) can fill vacancies in the city council of a third class city.  (2) The mayor of a third class city has no authority to cast a vote in the council to break a tie.

AGLO 1974 NO. 68 > Jul 12 1974

A proposal to require political party county central committees to nominate persons to fill legislative vacacies from a list submitted by the precinct committeemen of a legislative district involved will require a constitutional amendment.

AGO 1956 NO. 185 > Jan 13 1956

A vacancy created in the legislature by the death of a senator must be filled by appointment if one or part of one regular session of the legislature remains.  If there is only an eventuality of a special session then the appointment is to be made upon calling of the special session.  The salary of the appointee commences when he has qualified and taken his oath of office.