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William Green is the Republican nominee in SD26 special election

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The Alabama Republican Party closed its candidate qualifying period for the Alabama Senate District 26 special primary election on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at 5 p.m., per the proclamation issued by Gov. Kay Ivey.

William Green has qualified to be the Republican nominee as there is no other candidate who qualified as a Republican for this race. Green is the Republican nominee for the seat, barring any challenges.

The general election will be held on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.

The vacancy in Senate District 26 occurred following the resignation of State Sen. David Burkette, D-Montgomery, over campaign finance law violations.

Senate District 26 includes portions of Montgomery County.

There are several Democrats also running for the seat. Deborah Anthony, Linda Burkette, Kirk Hatcher, John Knight, Janet May, and TaShina Morris are all running in the special Democratic primary.

Then-Montgomery City Councilman Davis “Coach” Burkette defeated then-State Rep. John Knight in a Democratic primary, a special election and the regular election in 2018 — on top of several runoffs.

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The special Democratic primary election for Senate District 26 will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020.

If a special Democratic primary runoff election is needed, it will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. Green will face the eventual Democratic nominee in the special general election on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.

Senate District 26 is a majority-minority district.

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

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