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Charlotte Meadows wins House District 74 special election

Tuesday, House District 74 voters went to the polls and voted for Charlotte Meadows (R) over Rayford Mack (D).

The special election was to fill the vacancy in Alabama House District 74 created by the death of State Rep. Dimitri Polizos (R-Montgomery).

HD74 is in Montgomery.

As of press time, Charlotte Meadows (R) had received 1,664 votes (68.51 percent). Rayford Mack (D) received 765 votes (31.49 percent).

The provisional ballots will be counted on November 19, 2019 and the Secretary of State’s office will certify the election by December 4, 2019.

This is pretty amazing,” Meadows said. Meadows thanked her husband, her family, and all of her many friends. “Most of all I want to thank the voters of House District 74 for going to the polls three times. I’m really relieved that its over with.”

“Watch out problems in the state of Alabama, because we will fix them,” Meadows said.

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Meadows said that she wants to improve mental health services in the states, from the elementary school level all the way up to adulthood and including the prisoners.

“That is an issue that we have to focus on.,” Meadows said.

Meadows is a former Montgomery School Board President, has worked with StudentsFirst where she successfully lobbied the legislature for expanding school choice in Alabama, by passing charter schools legislation. She is currently working with the LEAD Academy, which gives Montgomery parents more choices for their children’s education.

The Republican win was expected as the seat had been in GOP hands.

“Charlotte Meadows will be an asset to our Republican controlled legislature,” Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan said in a statement. She has been a passionate education advocate in Montgomery for the past 15 years. We look forward to her putting that enthusiasm to work on the state level on behalf of all Alabama families. Congratulations State Representative-elect Meadows.”

“Another big GOP win tonight!” Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-Montrose) said. “Congratulations to Republican Charlotte Meadows for House District 74 on her big win tonight.”

Republicans have a 67 to 28 supermajority in the Alabama House of Representatives, the largest for the GOP in the history of the state.

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

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