It's the 'Battle of the Kelvins' in AL House Dist 69 race

It's the 'Battle of the Kelvins' in AL House Dist 69 race

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - It's the story of two Kelvins.

"I have a little saying. I've been saying we have two Kelvins on the ballot, but Kelvin Lawrence is the one working for district 69," said Kelvin Lawrence.

"It's coincidental," said Kelvin Williams.

We begin with the incumbent, Rep. Kelvin Lawrence, 44 years old, owner of two Subways in Hayneville and Fort Deposit and a licensed home builder. Lawrence wants to keep his other job at the statehouse.

"One of the major things I was able to accomplish, we were able to get legislation passed to help fund rural hospital in Wilcox County," said Lawrence.

Kelvin Williams is 53 years and retired from the state after a 27-year career as an accountant. The challenger feels a change is needed.

"I am committed to infrastructure improvements, roads, internet," said Williams.

District 69 encompasses all or part of four counties: Lowndes, Wilcox, Montgomery and Autauga.

"I am going to serve with integrity," said Williams.

Williams says he hasn't taken a dime in campaign contributions, spending $4,000 of his own money.

"I refuse to be employed by special interest groups," he said.

Lawrence, on the other hand, is wrapping up his first term and has raised around $40,000, most of it from donations.

"I've got a proven track record and have done great things for the district. I feel pretty good about our chances," he said.

Kelvin Williams feels good about his chances, too. The voters will determine that on Tuesday.

The district has around 40,000 registered voters.

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