J.D. Hess, who’s been on the commission on and off since the early 1990s, picked up 1,418 votes in a Republican primary runoff election, beating challenger Terry Howell by a 200-vote margin.
A determined few voted Tuesday in a grab-bag of Republican runoff elections. On the ballot were the GOP nominations for lieutenant governor, attorney general, agriculture commissioner and various judgeships, along with two Calhoun County Commission seats.
The number of polling places in Alabama is shrinking, but Secretary of State John Merrill says the declining numbers don’t necessarily mean it’s getting harder to cast a ballot.
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers this week renewed his criticism of the United Nations, calling the organization "dangerous" in an email to constituents. His opponent in November's election, Mallory Hagan, pointed to the U.N.'s role in preserving peace.
Businessman Terry Howell will face incumbent Calhoun County Commissioner J.D. Hess in a runoff election for the District 4 seat on the commission, election officials determined Tuesday.
As of Friday, candidates across the state had reported spending over $120,848.55 on Facebook advertisements this year, according to state campaign finance records.
Alice Martin the Alabama attorney general candidate shares a name with Calhoun County Probate Judge Alice Martin, a well-known local figure who wasn’t on the ballot for anything on Tuesday. Mistaken identity may be the reason for more than one odd result from Tuesday’s polling here.
Two Calhoun County commissioners appear headed for July 17 runoffs, while two other commission races seemed settled Tuesday night as poll workers tallied votes.
Mallory Hagan, the former Miss America who left a television news anchor job to run for Congress, won the Democratic nomination for the 3rd Congressional District seat in Tuesday’s primary.
GOP candidate Ginny Shaver, 54, of Leesburg in Cherokee County, declared victory Tuesday evening in the primary election against T. J. Maloney.
Incumbent Barbara Boyd will face a Republican challenger in the November general election for the Alabama House District 32 seat.
Assistant District Attorney Randy Moeller defeated Place 2 District Judge Chris McIntyre with 61 percent of the vote as of 10 p.m. Tuesday. District Judge Tom Wright, meanwhile, defeated McIntyre’s mother, Marilyn Hudson, to keep his Place 1 seat.
Voters across Alabama cast ballots in primary elections for statewide offices Tuesday, but personal ties to local candidates seemed to be the draw for many voters in Calhoun County.
The roughly 80 people in the audience at Anniston City Meeting Center sometimes had to listen closely, as political newcomers and longtime commissioners alike talked their way carefully through the issues.
The forums, which are sponsored by The Anniston Star, the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce and Jacksonville State University, are planned ahead of Alabama’s June 5 party primary elections.
Campaign finance reports show Calhoun County's incumbent lawmakers at the end of February had a strong fundraising lead over their election rivals.
Anniston voters will have four candidates to choose from in the race for the District 32 seat in the Alabama House of Representatives, thanks to last-minute contenders who emerged last week.