Marla Jones, Managing Editor
ALABAMA-- Alabama voters headed to the polls on Tuesday in a runoff primary election for several statewide elections. Only 464,577 votes were cast in the Runoff Election, with a voter turnout of 12.74%.
There are a total of 3,647,310 registered voters in the State of Alabama.
Below are the statewide election results with the percentage that each candidate won:
In the Democratic primary, retired educator Yolanda Flowers of Birmingham received 55.15% of the vote, defeating State Senator and attorney Malika Sanders Fortier of Selma. Fortier received 44.85%. Flowers will face Republican incumbent Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey in the November election.
The Alabama U.S. Senate race will determine who will replace Sen. Richard Shelby, who is retiring.
Candidate Katie Britt, Shelby’s former Chief of Staff, received 63.01% of the votes cast. U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks received 36.99%. If elected, Britt, 40, will be the first woman Senator to represent the State of Alabama. She will also be the youngest person, if elected, to the Senate from Alabama since Donald Stewart. Britt will face Democrat candidate Will Boyd and Libertarian candidate John Sophocleus in the November election.
Secretary of State
Republican candidate, State Rep. Wes Allen of Troy received 65.38% of the vote against State Auditor Jim Zeigler who received 34.62%. The winner, Wes Allen, will face Democrat Pamela J. Laffitte and Libertarian candidate Jason “Matt” Shelby in the November election.
State Rep. Andrew Sorrell received 57.46%% of the votes to Jefferson County pastor Stan Cooke who received 42.54%. Sorrel will face Libertarian candidate Leigh LaChine. No Democrat ran for this office.
Public Service Commission Place 1:
Commissioner Jeremy Oden received 52.32% of the vote to Federal Prosecutor Brent Woodall who received 47.68% of the vote. Oden will face Libertarian Ron Bishop in the November election. No Democrats ran for this seat.
Public Service Commission Place 2:
Commissioner Chip Beeker received 63.25% of the vote to Robert L. McCollum who received 36.75% of the vote. Beeker will face Libertarian candidate Laura Lane in the Nov. 8 General Election. No Democrats ran for this seat.