By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Alabama Republican Party Chairman Bill Armistead extended his congratulations to Dimitri Polizos Tuesday night after his victory over Charlotte Meadows in the Republican House District 74 special election Republican runoff.
According to election results as of press time, Polizos had received 2,146 votes (57%) and Meadows received 1,601 votes (43%). Polizos was also the top vote getter six weeks ago in the special Republican primary.
Chairman Armistead said, “My congratulations go out to Dimitri Polizos for his successful campaign! Voters in House District 74 have selected yet another conservative who will join the Republican majority in the House to continue the progress made since Republicans took control in 2010. Our legislature has made tremendous progress since gaining the majority and I am confident that Dimitri Polizos will work to keep our state on the right track.”
State Representative elect Polizos said on Facebook, “Thank you for all the votes and support! 57%! Now to start back running for the June primary. Y’all are great!”
The seat became vacant following the resignation of Representative Jay Love (R) from Prattville this past August and will be up for re-election again in 2014 along with every other seat in the Alabama Legislature.
Polizos ran on the slogan, “It’s time to send a businessman to the State House.” Dimitri Polizos’ father founded the long popular Riviera Restaurant in Montgomery back in the 1960s. Polizos has been a Montgomery County Commissioner since 2004.
No Democrat nominee even qualified for the seat so Dimitri Polizos will begin his term immediately.
Chairman Armisted said, “I look forward to the beginning of the legislative session in January and the work that our leaders will be undertaking.”