In addition to the Senate race, one other statewide race was on Tuesday’s GOP ballot. In the race for the Republican nomination to the Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 2, Beth Kellum beat out Will Smith 55.66% to 44.34%.
On Jefferson County’s Democratic ballot, Eyrika Parker defeated former state Rep. Rod Scott in the race for the nomination as Jefferson County treasurer. Parker got 57.45% of the vote to Scott’s 42.55%.
Nominations to two congressional seats also were decided Tuesday. James Averhart will be running as the Democratic candidate in the U.S. House of Representatives District 1 race in November. He took 56.74% of the vote Tuesday to Kiani A. Gardner’s 43.26%. He will face Jerry Carl as the Republican candidate. Carl beat Bill Hightower for the Republican nomination to the seat 52.29% to 47.71%.
Barry Moore won the Republican nomination to the House District 2 seat, beating Jeff Coleman 60.45% to 39.55%.
Also on the ballot was the Democratic nomination to the District 5 seat on the State Board of Education. Tonya Smith Chestnut beat Fred Bell with 61.35% of the vote to 38.65% for that nomination.