LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (November 1, 2010) – Rep. Nate Steel (D-Nashville), was sworn in to the Arkansas House of Representatives Monday, where he will serve District 21. Steel was elected during a special election October 12, to fill the position held by Rep. Steve Cole, who resigned July 1. Steel is also the Democratic nominee for Representative of District 21 in the General Election November 2. He does not have an opponent.
"I'm grateful to the voters of District 21 for the opportunity to fill the seat vacated by Rep. Steve Cole, and to get an early start as their next Representative. I look forward to familiarizing myself with the process, and I hope to meet the new year with added skill and experience," said Steel. Steel was sworn in by the Honorable Charles Yeargan, Judge, Ninth Judicial Circuit West, Division 2 of Murfreesboro. Speaker of the House Robbie Wills (D-Conway), led the proceedings, and Secretary of State Charlie Daniels was on hand to declare the results of the special election. Since 1991, there have been 12 special elections to fill vacancies in the Arkansas House of Representatives.