IRVINGTON, Ala. (AP) - A special election will soon decide who fills a seat previously held by state Rep. Spencer Collier of Irvington.
The Republican lawmaker resigned his seat in the state Legislature after Gov. Robert Bentley appointed him to become Alabama's new homeland security director.
WKRG-TV reports that candidates must qualify by Feb. 8 to run for office. A primary election is set for March 22.
If a primary runoff is necessary, the runoff will be held on May 10 followed by a June 28 general election.
If a primary runoff is not necessary, the general election will happen May 10.
Collier is a former state trooper and previously oversaw economic and community development for Bayou La Batre.
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