Next Tuesday, November 4, residents from Chambers County, the State of Alabama and across the country will go to the polls to vote in the 2014 general election. Locally, there are several races of note, including two for County Commission seats, Chambers County Sheriff and two local state legislative seats.
Perhaps the most hotly contested race for area voters is that for State Senate District 13, which includes all or parts of Chambers, Lee, Randolph, Clay, Cherokee and Cleburne Counties. Incumbent Republican State Senator Gerald Dial from Lineville is facing opposition from both Democrat Darrell Turner of Heflin and Independent Bill Fuller of LaFayette. Sen. Dial defeated Tim Sprayberry in the Republican primary earlier this year, while Turner ran unopposed on the Democratic ticket.
In the race for State House District 37, three candidates are vying for the seat on Tuesday. They are Republican Bob Fincher of Woodland, Democrat Josh Burns of Roanoke and Independent Guy Kelly of Wadley. District 37 covers Randolph County and parts of Chambers and Cleburne Counties. The winner will replace longtime Representative Richard Laird, who will retire when his term ends. Fincher defeated Bryant Whaley in the Republican primary, while Burns ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.
In the race for Sheriff, Incumbent Democrat Sid Lockhart is seeking his sixth term in office. Lockhart will face opposition from Republican Jimmy Allen. Allen earned the Republican nomination by defeating Chad Roberts in the primary election, while Sheriff Lockhart was unopposed as a Democrat. Read the rest of this entry »