SPECIAL ELECTION RUN-OFF RESCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY
A special primary runoff election for District 31 of the State House of Representatives will take place Tuesday, Feb. 4, between two Wetumpka Republicans, Mike Holmes and Jimmy Collier. The vote was originally scheduled for Jan. 28 but was postponed due to bad weather. Polls open tomorrow at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.
The political action committee of the Alabama Farmers Federation (FarmPAC) has endorsed Holmes for the runoff and in the primary on Dec. 3. Holmes is a retired real estate broker, agribusiness CEO and timberland owner. Collier owns a car dealership.
House District 31 includes portions of Coosa and Elmore counties. The vacancy was created when former state Rep. Barry Mask resigned in September 2013.
Tuesday’s winner will begin work immediately to fulfil the remaining year of Mask’s four-year term. There are no Democrat or third-party challengers for a general election. The winning candidate will run again in the June primary elections for the 2015-2018 term.
For voter information and polling locations, visit the Alabama Secretary of State’s website at https://myinfo.alabamavotes.gov.
The Alabama Farmers Federation is an affiliate of American Farm Bureau and the state’s largest farm organization with more than 365,000 members.