By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Tom Fredricks and Parker Moore face off in a runoff in the Republican primary for Alabama House District 4 on Tuesday.
The two emerged from a special GOP primary on Tuesday, Dec. 12. Fredericks had 46 percent of the vote in the primary while Moore had 30 percent.
Fredricks is a resident and businessman in Priceville, Alabama. Tom serves on the board of several benevolence programs and is involved with the Republican Party at both the county and state levels.
His business, Fredricks Outdoor, was the official North Alabama Headquarters for the Donald Trump Presidential Campaign last year. He also campaigned across Alabama and the Southeast in support of Trump and the Republican Party. He also has a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Kentucky and worked with NASA for ten years.
Parker Moore is a native of Decatur, Alabama. He graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Political Science. He is involved in several civic organizations serving in communitywide leadership roles in and around the Decatur area. He is Chairman of the State Education and Public Affairs Committee of the Grand Lodge.
Moore has successfully chaired two state wide campaigns and worked on several others, including a Decatur Mayoral campaign with a 100 percent success rate in all the campaigns he has worked for. Moore is currently employed with Encore Rehabilitation as Marketing Representative for North Alabama.
Moore has been actively involved in the Republican Party since college and interned with U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Haleyville.
“I would like to thank everyone that voted in this election,” Moore said on social media. “I am beyond honored and humbled for your vote and trust in me. I can promise you I will continue to work hard to earn your vote. Thank you again District 4!”
The winner of the Republican Primary runoff on Feb. 27 will go on to face Democrat Juanita Healy in the special general election in May.
This seat became vacant when state Rep. Micky Hammon had to step down after he pleaded guilty to mail fraud.
District 4 covers portions of Morgan and Limestone counties.
This is a special election to cover the remainder of Hammon’s term. There will be another major party primary on June 5 to elect the district’s representative for the next four years.
There is also a Democratic Primary Runoff in Montgomery on Tuesday in Senate District 26 where state Representative John Knight, D-Montgomery, and Montgomery City Councilman David Burkette are running for their party’s nomination to fill the seat vacated by Quinton Ross who left the position to become Alabama State University’s new president. The winner will go on to face Republican DJ Johnson in the May special general election.
Polls open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday. You must have a valid photo ID with you to be allowed to participate in any Alabama election.