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State Battle for Vacant House Seat

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Four Republicans and three Democrats
have qualified to run for the north Alabama Alabama House seat that
became vacant when former Democratic Rep. Sue Schmitz of Toney was convicted of felony fraud charges.

The deadline for Republican and Democratic candidates to qualify
to run for the House District 6 seat in Madison County was Friday.

Republicans qualifying were Glenn Watson, a former Huntsville
city councilman; Frank Prabel the Third of Harvest, a Boeing
program manager; Phil Williams of Monrovia, co-founder of Synapse
Wireless, and retired police officer Tommy Carter of Toney.

Democrats in the race are Shawn Terry, a roofing company owner
and chief of the Monrovia Volunteer Fire Department; Jenny Rhodes
Askins of Toney, a member of the Madison County Board of
Registrars, and Ed Sasan of Harvest, a Madison police officer.

The primary will be May 26th.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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