Special election called to fill Hatcher’s vacated House seat

Special election called to fill Hatcher’s vacated House seat
Kirk Hatcher won the special election for Alabama’s District 26 Senate seat on March 2, 2021. Now, the race is on to fill the House District 78 seat he's vacating. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A special election date has been set to fill Alabama’s House District 78 seat, recently left vacant by Kirk Hatcher after he was elected to the state Senate.

District 78 covers south, west and north Montgomery in the state legislature.

Gov. Kay Ivey has set the special primary election for Tuesday, May 25. If a special primary runoff is needed, it will happen on Tuesday, June 22.

The special general election for the seat will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 7.

“I congratulate Kirk Hatcher for his successful bid to serve as the next Senator for District 26,” Ivey said. “It is critical for the people of House District 78 to have representation, and I encourage strong candidates to step forward and serve their community.”

The deadline for qualifying with major political parties will be March 23 at 5 p.m. The deadline for all independent candidates and/or minor parties is May 25 at 5 p.m.

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