Former Miss America wins Democratic nomination for congressional seat

Published 12:39 pm Wednesday, June 6, 2018

LaFAYETTE — Chambers County Democratic Party voters gave Opelika native Mallory Hagan strong support in her successful bid to win the party nomination for Alabama’s 3rd District congressional race. She now advances to the November general election to face long-time Republican incumbent Mike Rogers of Anniston.

Hagan captured more than 75 percent of the vote that was cast in Chambers County, easily outdistancing Adia McClellan Winfrey 1,215 to 369 in Chambers County.

Chambers County Republican voters pretty much followed statewide trends in the races for judgeships on the civil appeals courts and criminal appeals courts.

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With 90 percent of the vote counted late Tuesday night, Associate Justice Tom Parker led Chief Justice Lynn Stewart. In Chambers County, Parker led Stuart 2,053-801.

The winner of the race will go up against Jefferson County Circuit Judge Bob Vance, the Democratic nominee, in November. Parker is an ally of former Chief Justice Roy Moore and has said he was unlawfully removed from office.

In the race for Place 1 on the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals. Richard Minor had a large lead over Riggs Walker. Chambers voters followed that trend, supporting Minor 1,622-749. In the race for Place No. 2, it looks like there’s going to be a runoff between Chris McCool and Rich Anderson. Anderson had a slight lead in Chambers County but McCool was carrying around 42 percent of the vote statewide in a three-way race. In the Place 3 race, Bill Cole easily outdistanced Donna Beaulieu both in Chambers County and statewide.

In races for the Court of Civil Appeals, there will be a likely runoff between Christy Olinger Edwards and Michelle Manley Thomason in Place 1.

Chad Hanson defeated Terri Willingham Thomas for Place 2. Republican Terry Moore was unopposed in Place 3.