AP projects Wes Allen to win Alabama secretary of state’s race

Published: Nov. 8, 2022 at 10:02 PM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Alabama’s secretary of state race came down to three candidates: Democrat Pamela Laffitte, Libertarian Matt Shelby and Republican Wes Allen.

The Associated Press is projecting Allen to win the seat after defeating his two opponents by a wide margin in Tuesday’s general election.

Allen has served as a member of the Alabama House since 2018, representing District 89. He previously served as a judge of the Pike County Probate Court.

Republican John Merrill is wrapping up his second term as secretary of state, which made him ineligible to run in this year’s election.

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