State Senator Harri Anne Smith has received enough write-in petitions to qualify for the ballot in Alabama's November general election. As an independent candidate, Senator Smith was required by law to receive signatures from at least 3% of those who voted in the last general election.
It takes less than 2,000 signatures to qualify for the election. Senator Smith received 13,436 write-in petitions. Senator Smith first ran as an independent in 2010, after leaving the Republican Party.
She is running against current Houston County District 4 Commissioner Melinda McClendon. McClendon is giving up her seat at the end of the current term to run against Smith.
Smith is currently serving her fourth term as District 29 State Senator.