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House District 27 special primary election is today

Republican voters go to the polls in Alabama House of Representatives District 27 today to select their next state representative. HD27 became vacant earlier this year when Rep. Wes Kitchens (R-Arab) was elected to the Alabama Senate.

There are six candidates running for this seat.

They are: Stacy George, Bill Hancock, Alan Miller, Jeana Ross, Bill Stricklend, and Billy Todd.

Stacy George is a former Morgan County Commissioner and two-time Republican candidate for Governor of Alabama. George lost in the primary to Gov. Robert Bentley and Gov. Kay Ivey. He also recently lost the primary for state Senate to Kitchens. George is also an author, part-time farmer, and Alabama Corrections officer.

Bill Hancock is a native of Marshall County, the Vice President of the county school board and a long time automobile dealer.

Alan Miller has spent 30 years managing a credit union.

Jeana Ross is the former head of the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education. She is a retired educator and has been endorsed by the Alabama Forestry Association and Lieutenant Governor Will Ainsworth.

Bill Stricklend is an Air Force veteran, a former law enforcement officer, and a Marshall County Commissioner.

Billy Todd is a retired combat veteran of the U.S. Army. He lives in Guntersville and has worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs and as a veterans advocate. He is passionately opposed to DEI and false accusations of racism.

District 27 is in Marshall County. HD27 includes Arab, Asbury, Grant, Guntersville, Union Grove and a portion of Albertville.

There is not a Democratic candidate qualified in this race so the winner of the Republican primary is likely to be the eventual representative.

Polls open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. Voters need to bring a valid photo ID to the polls with them in order to participate in any Alabama election. They also need to vote at the polling place in which they are assigned.

This is likely to be a very low turnout election, so close after the Easter holidays so every vote matters.

If no candidate can get 50% plus 1 of the vote there will be a runoff election between the two candidates with the highest vote totals.

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