MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An education advocate has been elected to fill an Alabama House seat.
According to preliminary results from the Secretary of State’s Office, Republican Charlotte Meadows is the winner of Tuesday’s special election. The Montgomery Advertiser reports Meadows defeated Democrat Rayford Mack, 68% to 31%.
The election for House District 74 was called following the death of Republican Rep. Dmitri Polizos, who died in March.
Meadows is chair of the board of LEAD Academy, the first charter school in Montgomery. She also is a former Montgomery Board of Education president and is the second woman elected to represent Montgomery in the state House.
Meadows says she is “thrilled” with the result and grateful for the support. She says she will focus on education and health issues in her new legislative role.
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