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Prince Chestnut wins House District 67 Special Election

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, January 31, 2017, Selma municipal Judge Prince Chestnut won the Alabama House District 67 Special Democratic Party Primary to decide who will be the district’s next State Representative replacing former State Representative Darrio Melton (D) who was elected as the Mayor of Selma.

Chestnut said on social media, “Thank you, to everyone who voted today. Also, your likes, shares and comments helped get the word out. Your vote and support is very much appreciated.”

Chestnut defeated Raymond J. Butler, Valenci’a Quest (D), and Latrell “Champ” Richardson (D).

Alabama House District 67 covers much of Dallas and Perry Counties.

Prince promised to reduce crime, fix streets, create jobs, and support schools.

The Special General election if necessary will be on April 18, 2017.

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(Original reporting by ballotpedia contributed to this report)


Brandon Moseley
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Brandon Moseley is a senior reporter with over nine years at Alabama Political Reporter. During that time he has written 8,297 articles for APR. You can email him at [email protected] or follow him on Facebook. Brandon is a native of Moody, Alabama, a graduate of Auburn University, and a seventh generation Alabamian.



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