MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Downtown Mobile and other voting districts throughout South Alabama will be packed with folks Tuesday, September 24, for the primary election for former U.S. Representative Jo Bonner (R) seat as Alabama’s representative in the House.
Nine Republicans and two Democrats have qualified to run for the primary for south Alabama’s 1st Congressional seat, from which Bonner resigned to take a position with the University of Alabama system.
Polls will open on Tuesday at 7 a.m. and last until 7 p.m. at most of the 98 voting precincts in Mobile County. If you would like to see a sample ballot, click here.
Mobile voter Alan Waugh said he believes finding the appropriate person to replace Bonner is important to the future of Alabama.
“We have Airbus that came in trying to redevelop downtown Mobile. We just got a brand new mayor. From three different levels, it’s important to bring someone in that will fill Bonner's shoes well and be able to bring Alabama forward from business, to hospitality and other areas,” said Waugh.
FOX10 will report the results on fox10tv.com and Twitter.
Runoffs, if needed, will be Nov. 5 and the general election is on Dec. 17. If runoffs are not needed, the general election will be held Nov. 5.
Alabama’s First Congressional District covers Mobile, Baldwin, Washington, Escambia, Monroe and part of Clarke counties.
Republican candidates qualifying include:
Bradley Byrne, an attorney, former state senator, Republican candidate for governor and past chancellor of the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education
Daniel Dyas, general contractor and small business owner
State Sen. Chad Fincher, a small business owner
Wells Griffith, an attorney who is deputy chief of staff for the Republican National Committee
Quin Hillyer, conservative columnist for the American Spectator
Jessica James, realtor, grant writer for Bishop State Community College and former candidate for Alabama State Board of Education
Sharon Powe, entrepreneur, legal assistant for the U.S. Small Business Administration
David "Thunder" Thornton, retired Shell production specialist and retail employee
Dean Young, Realtor, owner of four small businesses and former candidate for Congress
Qualifying to run for the Democratic nomination for the Congressional seat were:
Lula Albert-Kaigler, a retired self-employed worker
Burton LeFlore, who works in real estate
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