Van Smith Wins GOP Primary For House District 42
Written by Brent Wilson on August 22, 2019
Van Smith won a GOP primary election to fill the House District 42 seat left vacant when Jimmy Martin passed away earlier this year.
In Autauga County Van Smith received 73.48 percent of the vote, with 579 votes. The other candidates’ totals were:
- Allen Caton – 104 votes
- Jimmie Hardee – 84 votes
- Shannon Welch – 21 votes
In Chilton County Van Smith received 1,658 votes. The other candidates’ totals were:
- Jimmie Hardee – 602
- Allen Caton – 518
- Shannon Welch – 369
Smith will face Democratic candidate Kenneth Allison Sr. in the general election. Allison was the only Democrat to file qualifying papers in the race.
Brent Wilson was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama and is the Owner and Chief Editor of BamaPolitics.com.