Wells Griffith

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Wells Griffith
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Alabama, District 1
PartyRepublican
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Wells Griffith was a 2013 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 1st Congressional District of Alabama.[1]

The seat was vacant following the resignation of Rep. Jo Bonner, effective August 15, as the result of a decision to take a position as vice chancellor of government and economic development at the University of Alabama.[2]

He was defeated in the Republican primary on September 24, 2013.[3]

Elections

2013

See also: Alabama's 1st Congressional District special election, 2013

Griffith ran for the U.S. House representing the 1st Congressional District of Alabama.[1] The election was held to replace Jo Bonner, who announced his resignation on May 23, 2013, in order to take a position as vice chancellor of government and economic development at the University of Alabama.[2]

He was defeated in the Republican primary on September 24, 2013.[3] No candidate secured more than 50 percent of the total vote, requiring a runoff primary on November 5, 2013. Bradley Byrne and Dean Young were the top two winners and faced off in the runoff primary. The winner advanced to the general election on December 17, 2013.

U.S. House, Alabama District 1 Republican Primary, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBradley Byrne 34.6% 18,090
Green check mark transparent.pngDean Young 23% 12,011
Chad Fincher 15.6% 8,177
Qyin Hillyer 13.9% 7,260
Wells Griffith 11% 5,758
Daniel Dyas 0.7% 391
Jessica James 0.7% 391
Sharon Powe 0.4% 184
David Thornton 0.1% 72
Total Votes 52,334
Source: Unofficial results via Associated Press[4]

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