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Democratic qualifying For House District 52 began April 1

The Alabama Democratic Party announced last week that candidate qualifying for House district 52 would begin on Monday, April 1.

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (R) announced that a special election would be set for Alabama House District 52. This seat was previously held by Rep, John Rogers, (D-Birmingham) whose resignation was effective March 13, 2024. Rogers resigned after pleading guilty to a fraud scheme in which he and his accomplice took $200,000 in kickbacks of taxpayer dollars that were supposed to go to an inner-city youth baseball league. Rogers was the longest serving member of the House when he resigned. The U.S. Attorney's office is prosecuting this case..

The special primary election is set for Tuesday, June 18, 2024; the special primary runoff, if necessary, will be on Tuesday, July 16, 2024; and the special general election is scheduled for Tuesday, October 1, 2024.

The deadline for qualifying with major political parties will be Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. The deadline for all independent candidates and/or minor parties is Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at 5:00 p.m.

The Democratic Party qualifying fee for House District 52 is $1,034.68.

Candidates for state office (not federal or delegate) must submit the following to qualify:

Declaration of Candidacy - qualifying form; filed either on paper OR online.

Appointment of Principal Campaign Committee - original filed electronically with Secretary of State; proof of filing required.

Statement of Economic Interests - original filed with Alabama Ethics Commission; proof of filing required.

The Alabama Gazette contacted the Alabama Republican Party and they have not opened qualifying in HD52 yet. More details will be announced later about GOP qualifying.

House District 52 includes parts of Jefferson County. This majority minority seat has been in Democratic control for decades.

You can visit Alabama Democratic Headquarters in Montgomery at 501 Adams Avenue.


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