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Soffer steps down as election commission secretary


Stu Soffer of White Hall has stepped down as secretary of the Jefferson County Board of Election Commissioners.

Soffer, a Jefferson County Republican Committee leader and a 10-year member of the three-member county election group, is also a member of the state election commission.

Ted Davis and Cynthia Sims of Pine Bluff are Democratic Party representatives on the county panel. Soffer had served as chairman for a time last year, but county Prosecuting Attorney S. Kyle Hunter ruled that Soffer’s term had expired. Davis was then elected chairman.

Soffer said his reasoning for yielding his secretarial duties was based on disagreements with Davis. Soffer said he will continue serving as a county election commissioner and maintain his post with the state panel.

Efforts to contact Davis for comments were unsuccessful.