ALGOP Special Primary Election Results for House District 42
The ALGOP special primary election to fill the vacancy in Alabama House District 42 occurred today in Autauga and Chilton Counties.
The Alabama House District 42 seat became open following the death of State Rep. Jimmy Martin (R-Clanton).
Provisional votes withstanding, below is a breakdown of votes received:
Van Smith – 2,237 (56.85%)
Jimmie Hardee – 686 (17.43%)
Allen Caton – 622 (15.81%)
Shannon Welch – 390 (9.91%)
Provisional ballots will be counted on August 27, 2019 and certification of votes will occur on August 28, 2019.
Despite results not being official, it seems that Van Smith is the Republican nominee for House District 42.
“I offer my congratulations to Van Smith on his apparent victory in the Republican Special Primary Election for Alabama State House District 42. While this district is considered a solid Republican area, we will not take anything for granted and plan to work hard to ensure we hold this seat,” said Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan.
The special general election in this race is scheduled for November 5, 2019.
The Alabama Republican Party thanks each of the candidates that qualified for offering themselves up for service in the Alabama State House of Representatives.