Monday, August 6th, 2018
Montgomery, Alabama – Qualifying opened today, August 6, to fill vacancies created by the withdrawal of Democratic Nominees in House District 9, House District 80, and Circuit Judge, 15th Judicial Circuit, Place 6. Qualifying will close at 5:00 P.M. on Friday, August 10, for each office. Qualifying forms and fees are available on the Alabama Democratic Party’s website, www.aldemocrats.org, or forms can be picked up at the State Party Headquarters, 501 Adams Ave., Montgomery, AL. For more information, interested persons may call the Party Office, (334) 262-2221.
Following the Executive Board’s setting the dates for the opening and closing of qualifying, the State Democratic Executive Committee (SDEC) will meet Saturday, August 11, to elect the Democratic nominee to fill each vacancy. House District 9 includes parts of Morgan, Cullman, and Marshall Counties. House District 80 covers parts of Russell and Lee Counties, and Circuit Judge, 15th Judicial Circuit, Place 6, serves Montgomery County.
Party Chair Nancy Worley said, “One candidate qualified within minutes of the opening of qualifying today, and more candidates are expected to qualify this week.” She added, “The Democratic Party had a record number of candidates to qualify for the June Primary, and these current vacancies, created by family illness, career advancement, etc., give even more Democrats the opportunity to represent the working men and women of Alabama.”