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Burkette wins special election in Senate District 26

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Montgomery City Councilman David Burkette, a Democrat, won the special election for Senate District 26 on Tuesday.

“I would like to thank everyone who supported this campaign for Senate District 26,” Burkette said. “Whatever role you played in achieving this victory, I truly appreciate everything. Go Team Go!! Now, We have to go to the poll and vote, so I can win the June 5, 2018 Election. I need your vote and support! Stay Connected to my Facebook page for updates about ways that we can work together. “Like and share my page with everyone in Montgomery County”.”

Burkette won the special election and will be a state senator for the next 6 months after defeating Darryl “DJ” Johnson.

Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan made the following statement regarding the Senate District 26 Special General Election.

“We are grateful to Senate District 26 Candidate, DJ Johnson, for running a good race,” Lathan said. “We look forward to seeing him on the ballot again this November.”

The special election will make Burkette the state Senator for the next six months. The legislature does not meet again until January, which will be a short organizational session. Burkette would represent the district if Governor Kay Ivey were to call a special session before the end of November.

Burkette is running for his own term in the State Senate. He faces Fred Bell and state Rep. John Knight in the Democratic primary in June.

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The winner of the Democratic primary will face Republican Darryl “DJ” Johnson in the general election that takes place in November.

Burkette is a retired educator.

Senate District 26 became vacant when Sen, Quinton Ross, D-Montgomery, left the office to be the president of ASU.

Written By

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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