SECRETARY OF STATE NOTIFIES GREEN PARTY
CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUE CONCERNING AGE OF CANDIDATE
FIRST (1ST) CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
(July 18, 2012) LITTLE ROCK — Secretary of State Mark Martin’s Elections Division today notified the Green Party of Arkansas, that its candidate for the First (1st) Congressional District appears to have a problem with his age. The age to qualify to become a member of the U.S. House of Representatives is age 25. It appears that Jacob Holloway, the Green Party Candidate for Congress, may not be old enough to serve at the time he would be taking office, if elected.
The U.S. Constitution states that a “no person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years….” Article 1, Section 2, Clause 2. Mr. Holloway’s date of birth appears to be March 3, 1988. It appears that he may not reach the age of 25 prior to taking office in January of 2013.
The Elections Division has notified the Party and the Candidate of the potential problem with the candidate’s paperwork, given the approaching date for certification of names to the ballot for November. The Party and the Candidate have seven (7) days to correct the paperwork, or otherwise present information that would resolve the issue.