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Anthony "Alann" Johnson (D) defeated Willie "W.A." Casey (R) in the special election, which took place on April 1. Johnson, Arthur D. Shores Lee, Demetrius C. Newton Jr. and Frank Topping faced off in the Democratic primary. As no candidate received more than fifty percent of the vote, the top-two vote-getters - Johnson and Lee - met in the Democratic primary runoff on February 4, which Johnson won. Casey was unopposed in the Republican primary.
A special election for the position of Alabama House of Representatives District 53 was initially called for January 28, with a primary on December 3, 2013. Because a runoff on January 28, 2014, was required, the special election was scheduled to take place on March 25 instead. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was October 10, 2013. Due to inclement weather, the runoff was pushed back a week to February 4. The special election instead took place on April 1.
|Alabama House of Representatives, District 53, Special Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Anthony "Alann" Johnson||68.1%||320|
|Republican||Willie "W.A." Casey||31.9%||150|
- blog.al.com, "'This is a launching pad': Johnson, winner of state House special election, not worried about brief term," April 1, 2014
- Official special election results submitted to Ballotpedia by Brandon Walters from the Alabama Secretary of State's Office on May 7, 2014
- abc3340.com, "Johnson, Lee in runoff for Alabama House 53," December 3, 2013
- al.com, "In District 53 Democratic runoff, Anthony 'Alann' Johnson defeats Arthur Shores Lee in last-minute win (updated)," February 4, 2014
- abc3340.com, "Five qualify for House District 53 seat," October 11, 2013
- alreporter.com, "Governor Announces Special Election for District 53," September 19, 2013
- al.com, "Citing inclement weather forecast, governor delays special election set for Mobile House seat," January 27, 2014