5 Republicans, 1 Democrat qualify for State House District 5 seat
ATHENS, Ala. – Six people have put their names in the running to seek the State House District 5 seat in a special election later this year.
Rep. Dan Williams held the seat until earlier this month, when he died after a battle with leukemia.
The qualifying deadline to fill the seat was Monday, July 27 at 5 p.m. One candidate qualified with the Alabama Democratic Party, Henry White.
Five candidates qualified with the Alabama Republican Party: Danny Crawford, Ronnie Coffman, Jerry Hill, Mike Criscillis and Chris Seibert.
The special primary election will be held on Tuesday, September 29. If no candidate in each party receives a majority of the votes, a special primary runoff election will be held on Tuesday, December 8.
If no primary runoff is needed, the special general election will be held on Tuesday, December 8. However, if a special primary runoff election is required, the special general election would be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2016.