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.

ballot does not have my name on it
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.

race for labor commissioner will not be on the May ballot,