Katie Britt easily secured the Republican nomination to Alabama’s open U.S. Senate seat Tuesday, defeating U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks with 63% of the vote to his 36.99%. She will face Democratic nominee Will Boyd in the November general election.
Voting in Tuesday’s primary runoffs was light, with turnout of less than 12% statewide and just less than 11% in Jefferson County.
There were few problems at the Jefferson County polls, with the exception of the polling place in the Don Hawkins Park & Recreation Center. No ballots were available when the polls opened at 7 a.m., so election officials kept the polling place open until 8:30 p.m., giving voters who were unable to vote before work the chance to return to post their ballots.
On the Democratic ballot, Yolanda Rochelle Flowers took the nomination for governor over Malika Sanders Fortier, 55.15% to 44.85%.
In one of Jefferson County’s top races — for the Board of Education, District 3 — Stephanie Floyd defeated Rochelle Malone for the Democratic nomination with 57% of the vote to 43%, according to unofficial results from the county.
In the race for District Court, Place 10, Kathy-Ann Marcia Alexis won with 51.36% of the vote to Kerri Page Parker’s 48.64%.
Timothy “Tim” Wadsworth defeated Tom Fredricks in the race for the Republican nomination to House District 14 with 55.69% of the vote to 44.31%.
Fred “Coach” Plump ended Tuesday with a narrow edge of 33 votes over Rod Scott in the race for the Democratic nomination to the House 55 seat. Plump won 50.89% of the votes to Scott’s 49.11%.
Ontario J. Tillman won the Democratic nomination to the House 56 seat, leading Tereshia Huffman 71 % to 29%
In the race for the Democratic nomination to the House 57 seat, Patrick Sellers won with 52.45% of the vote to Charles Ray Winston III’s 47.55%.