Weaver wins Senate District 14 primary

Published 9:00 pm Tuesday, March 30, 2021

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April Weaver has won the Republican Primary in the special election for State Senate District 14.

Weaver received 81.98% of the vote with opponents Donna Strong receiving 10.68% and Joseph Barlow receiving  7.3%, according to unofficial results from the Alabama Secretary of State website.

“We are excited that after spending time working for the Trump Administration, former State Rep. April Weaver will be our nominee for Senate District 14. She will work hard to keep that seat in the Republican column and be a strong representative for the residents of Bibb, Chilton and Shelby Counties,” said Alabama Republican Party Chairman John Wahl. “Congratulations also to Leigh Hulsey and Kenneth Paschal on advancing to the run-off election. We offer our thanks to all the candidates in both races. Running for political office is a huge commitment and sacrifice, and we wish them the very best.”

Results become official when the election is certified.

In Chilton County, Weaver received the majority of the vote in the county at 60.96%. Strong received 3.15% , and Barlow received 5.09% in the county.

According to the Alabama Secretary of State website, voter turnout was 5.6%.

Weaver will run against Democratic candidate Virginia Applebaum in the general special election on July 13.

District 14 seat was formerly held by Cam Ward. Ward left the seat when Gov. Kay Ivey appointed him to the position of director of the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles in Dec. 2020.