Van Smith
Van Smith

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:

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
Brent was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama and is the founder of