Special election on February 26 will fill vacancy in Alabama state house

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February 15, 2013

South Carolina

By Geoff Pallay

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama: A special election is scheduled for February 26 to fill a vacancy in District 97 of the Alabama House of Representatives.

Yvonne Kennedy (D) died on December 8, 2012. Gov. Robert Bentley (R) scheduled a special election to fill the vacancy, with a primary on February 26, 2013. However, no Republican candidates filed for the seat, which in turn has turned the primary into the general election.[1][2]

Here are the seven Democratic candidates vying for the seat:

In 2010, Kennedy won election without any opposition in the general election.


Party As of November 2014
     Democratic Party 37
     Republican Party 66
     Independent 1
     Vacancy 1
Total 105


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