MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) - Voters headed to the polls on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 to decide a runoff for the District 97 seat in the Alabama House of Representatives.
Democrats Adline Clarke and Karlos Finley were vying for the seat held by the late Dr. Yvonne Kennedy. The special election was ordered after Dr. Kennedy, of Mobile, died in December 2012. No Republicans qualified for the race.
Adline Clarke won, receiving 1,165 votes. Karlos Finley got 1,003 votes.
During a special primary held in February, Clarke received 921 votes to Finley's 556 votes. The runoff was needed since neither got more than 50 percent of the votes.
The general election is set for May 21, 2013. Two independent candidates are also running.
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