|Garner defeated in bid for senate seat|
|Written by News Desk|
|Thursday, 17 July 2014 11:23|
Prattville City Councilman defeated Millbrook businessman Harris Garner for the GOP nomination to represent Senate District 30 on Tuesday. Garner got more votes than Chambliss in Elmore County but did not prevail in the other counties in the district.
Chambliss will now face one more challenger, Bryan Morgan, an independent (non-partisan) candidate, in the general election in November.
Secretary of State Jim Bennett, the chief elections officer for the state, reported 8% of the state's registered voters turned out for the runoff election, slightly more than the 5% he predicted. Bennett said that the heated Senate District 30 race likely contributed to the higher turnout. The number of voters in Millbrook was much higher than many predicted. In the runoff election 1,823 votes were cast in Millbrook, which is approximately 88% of the primary election total.
Photo (L-R) Board Chairman Larry Teel, Superintendent Andre' Harrison, Representative Mike Holmes, Vice Chairman Michael Morgan
Representative Mike Holmes donated $5,000 to the Elmore County Public School System. He presented the check earlier this week. Judy Caton, Public Information Officer for Elmore County Schools said Holmes contributed the money from his legislative discretionary funds.
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First Community Bank President Michael Morgan Morgan presented the Elmore County...
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