MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Nine Republicans, two Democrats and an Independent are vying for Alabama’s 1st congressional district seat vacated by Jo Bonner. Residents have a chance to hear from the candidates Monday, August 19.
The Common Sense Campaign is hosting a candidate forum at Creekwood Church of Christ located at 1901 Schillinger Road in Mobile. There will be a meet and greet session at 5:30 p.m. followed immediately by the forum.
The republican candidates that have qualified are Bradley Bryne, Daniel Dyas, Chad Fincher, Wells Griffith, Quin Hillyer, Jessica James, Sharon Powe, David Thornton and Dean Young. Lulu Albert-Kaigler and Burton Leflore are running in the democratic primary. Independent James Hall says he’s running as well. He has until September 24 to submit his paperwork to the Alabama Secretary of State office. Organizers say 11 of the 12 candidates have committed to attending the forum.
The special election primary is Tuesday, September 24. The date of the general election will be set once it is known if a runoff is necessary.
Alabama’s 1st congressional district includes Mobile, Baldwin, Washington, Escambia and Monroe counties. It also includes part of Clarke County.
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