MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Thad McClammy is seeking reelection to his seat in Alabama's House District 76 race. He's held the position for 24 years and his main focus this year is on education.
"Unless we commit more resources to our school system, you know, we are going to continue to be faced with potential takeovers," McClammy said.
He also credits himself with helping land the F-35 fighter jet program.
"We were able to put together a team that could come in, and we didn't have to wonder about what of our assets, why is this the best place for the F-35 to be," McClammy said.
His opponent is D'Linell Finley, a pastor at South Lawn Baptist Church who believes it's time for a change-up in the district.
"I think it's about time that people had somebody who really cared about their problems," Finley said, adding that his three main focuses are on education, health care and the state's prison systems.
"We need to look at ways in which we can do more for education in the state because that is the future for our young people. We need to look at health care. Health care should be a right, not a privilege," Finley said.
There are no Republicans running in the race. That means, whoever wins the Democratic primary election on June 5 will become the representative for district 76, unless there is a runoff. If that's the case, the runoff will take place on July 17.