LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Republican Danny Crawford had been elected to fill the late Dan Williams’ vacant seat for District 5 in the state House of Representatives during a special election on Tuesday.
Crawford faced Democrat Henry White for the state House of Representatives seat. According to the unofficial results, Crawford received 2,216 votes and White received 1540 votes.
Williams died last year after battling leukemia. He was first elected to serve as a state representative in November 2010. In addition to his service in the house, Williams also served as Mayor of Athens from 1992 to 2010.
House Speaker Mike Hubbard released a statement congratulating Crawford on the win:
“With over thirty years serving Alabama’s agriculture community, a successful business career, and more than a decade of public service on the city council, I’m confident Danny will be an outstanding member of the Alabama House. House District 5 should be proud to have a Representative as committed as Danny to protecting our state’s conservative values and growing the economy. House Republicans’ focus on commonsense, conservative principles has yielded tremendous results over the last 5 years and I look forward to working with Danny has we continue to do what is right for Alabama.”