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Republican qualifying now open for State Senate District 26


The Alabama Republican Party has opened qualifying for the special election in Alabama Senate District 26, the district formerly held by Sen. David Burkette, D-Montgomery, who recently resigned his position as part of a plea agreement.

Information on the qualifying process is available on the ALGOP website.

People interested in qualifying should contact ALGOP Political Director Reed Phillips at 205-212-5900 or [email protected] Anyone needing to qualify in-person may do so at Alabama Republican Party headquarters at 3505 Lorna Road, Hoover, AL 35216. The office is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CDT.

Qualifying will close on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at 5 p.m., per the proclamation issued by Gov. Kay Ivey.

Burkette resigned after an investigation by the Alabama Attorney General’s office found that Burkette may have used some of his campaign contributions for his personal expenses in violation of state law. The AG’s office had been investigating Burkette since 2018.

Senate District 26 includes portions of Montgomery County. It is a majority-minority district.

The special primary election for Senate District 26 will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. If a run-off election is needed, it will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. The general election will be held on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.

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

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