There is an election tomorrow for the Alabama District 26 Senate seat. Montgomery City Councilman David Burkette won the Democratic nomination earlier this year while candidate Darrell “DJ” Johnson is representing the Republican party in the race. The special election is being held to fill the seat left vacant when former Senator Quinton Ross left the position to take over as President of Alabama State University.
Because of the timing of the election, the winner will have to continue campaigning to hold onto the office in the June primary. Regardless of what happens, Burkette and Johnson are set to run again for their party’s nomination in the primary. Burkette will face some of his same challengers in the special election primary like Representative John Knight and fellow City councilman Fred Bell. Polls open tomorrow at 7 am.