The Republican nomination is still up for grabs for one Dale County seat. There will be a republican run-off next month for Dale County’s District 4 seat.
District 4 Commissioner Kurt McDaniel almost avoided a runoff election, taking 46.66 of the reported votes. Kenneth Phillips came in second with 20.33 percent.
Dale County Engineer Derek Brewer said, "Their general duties include listening to the public's problems. They set policies and procedures for all county departments. They oversight the county's finances and prioritize the funds."
While the duties at the commission will be the same, each candidate has his goal for the county.
"I’ve been very dedicated to the county for the last 3 1/2 years, serving not only District 4, but also the whole county. I promise to continue working hard for the betterment of the entire county and be a voice of District 4," said McDaniel.
"I'm a hard worker. I feel like if people elect me as commissioner, I will get out and support Dale County's economic development,” said Phillips. “I will treat the employees’ real fair and see what we can do for them in the future. I'd maintain the employees we have now and try to get more to go with them."
Perhaps one of the hardest tasks to accomplish before the runoff next month will be to get people back out to the polls.
For Robert Phillips, that's something he says he will definitely do. "Well, it's our right as a citizen of the United States. Each of us has the right to go vote for the candidate of your choice. I think everyone should go vote."
The winner of the runoff election will go on to face Democrat Kenneth Walker.
Alabama residents who have not registered to vote have until July 3rd to vote in the runoffs. July 10th is the last day to apply for an absentee ballot and it must be turned in or post marked by July 14th.