State Sen. Bruce Starr (R-Hillsboro) received what he calls "stunning" news late Friday. Starr is challenging incumbent Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian in a nonpartisan, statewide contest that both men expected to appear on the May 15 primary ballot.
But when a Starr aide called the state Elections Division late Friday to confirm receipt of Starr's check and statement for the Voters' Pamphlet, that aide received a shock.
the term of office of the Commissioner of the
Bureau of Labor and Industries elected at the general election
held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November 2012
shall be two years.