Hassell wins election to fill vacancy in Alabama House

Alabama Politics

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Democrat Kenyatte Hassell is the newest member of Alabama’s House of Representatives.

Hassell won the vacant District 78 seat in an election Tuesday, garnering 1,028 votes — or 80.1% — in unofficial returns posted on the Alabama Secretary of State’s website.

The website said Hassell’s opponent, Republican Loretta Grant, received 254 votes — or 19.8%. The Montgomery Advertiser reports Hassell fills the seat that became vacant earlier this year when then-Rep. Kirk Hatcher won election to the Alabama Senate.

Hassell will fill the remainder of Hatcher’s term before facing voters again in the 2022 election.

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9/11/2021 4:55:17 PM (GMT -5:00)

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