Three Montgomery Republicans are competing in today's special election to represent Alabama House District 74. Former Montgomery County Board of Education president Charlotte Meadows is running against Montgomery County Commissioner Dimitri Polizos and Montgomery County Board of Education vice president Heather Sellers. If no one gets a majority in today's election, a runoff will be held November 19th. The three are vying to replace Jay Love of Montgomery who resigned in August. The polls close at 7 p.m.
A credit rating agency has downgraded Montgomery's credit rating, citing what it calls the city's weakened financial position. Moody's Investor Service issued the lower rating in a report released Monday. The capital city was downgraded from an Aa2 rating, which is third-best rating available, to an A-1 rating with a negative financial outlook. Mayor Todd Strange said officials will continue to work on the situation.
ADC New Leader
Former Secretary of State Nancy Worley has been elected as the first female leader of the Alabama Democratic Party. Worley had spent the last five months as the interim chair. She says the party is now current on bills and is no longer in danger of being evicted from its Montgomery headquarters. Now, she will work on candidate recruitment and getting ready for the 2014 elections. Worley said her commitment is to serve until August 2014.