June 5 Primary is Over; a Look at What’s Ahead for the July 17 Run-off

June 5 Primary is Over; a Look at What’s Ahead for the July 17 Run-off

With federal, state, and county races all on the ballot, 2018 is an election year for Alabama. The June 5 Primary Election has come and gone, and candidates endorsed by the Alabama REALTORS® Political Action Committee (ARPAC) had a 90% success rate! Although the Primary Election resulted in majority winners for most of the races, some races will go to a run-off on July 17.  Primary run-off elections are held between the two highest vote-getters if no candidate in a particular race receives 50% plus one vote. The winner of this run-off will be the party nominee.


The 14 ARPAC-endorsed* candidates in the July 17 Run-off are:

  • Lt. Governor: Twinkle Cavanaugh (R)
  • Supreme Court, Place 1: Brad Mendheim (R)
  • Court of Civil Appeals, Place 1: Michelle Thomason (R)
  • Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 2: Chris McCool (R)
  • Board of Education Candidate, District 2: Tracie West (R)
  • Senate District 6: Larry Stutts (R)
  • Senate District 13: Randy Price (R)
  • Senate District 26: John Knight (D)
  • Senate District 32: Chris Elliot (R)
  • House District 38: Debbie Wood (R)
  • House District 82: Pebblin Warren (D)
  • House District 88: Al Booth (R)
  • House District 91: Lister Reeves (R)
  • House District 102: Willie Gray (R)

The NAR RPAC-endorsed** candidate in the July 17 Run-off is:

  • U.S. House District 2: Martha Roby (R)

A few facts to note about the July 17 Run-off:

  • Per Act No. 2017-340 passed in the 2017 Legislative Session, there is no cross-over voting in the run-off. Meaning if you voted in the Democrat Primary, you can only vote in the Democrat run-off.  You cannot cross over and vote in the Republican run-off and vice versa if you voted in the Republican Primary.
  • July 2 is the deadline to register to vote. Click here to register.
  • July 12 is the last day to apply for Absentee ballots. You can apply for an Absentee ballot here.
  • July 16 is that last day a voter can hand-deliver or postmark an absentee ballot.
  • You can find your polling place and district here.  

After the July 17 Run-off Election, voters will head back to the polls for the General Election on November 6. Stay tuned for more election updates.

* The Alabama REALTORS® Political Action Committee (ARPAC), the political arm of the Alabama Association of REALTORS®, endorsed the candidates listed above for state office. The candidates are graded on REALTOR® industry issues. Please consider these candidates when you cast your vote. The Alabama Association of REALTORS® (AAR) is the largest statewide organization of real estate professionals with more than 15,000 members from 26 local boards and 1,200 real estate companies. United by adherence to a Code of Ethics, its members work as real estate professionals in the sale, lease, appraisal and development of residential, commercial, rural and resort properties throughout Alabama.

** RPAC, the political arm of the National Association of REALTORS®, endorsed the candidate(s) listed above or federal office following a recommendation from the Alabama Association of REALTORS® Political Action Committee. The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) was founded in 1908 and is America’s largest trade association with approximately 1.3 million members including NAR’s five commercial real estate institutes and its societies and councils. REALTORS® are involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries and belong to one or more of some 1,400 local associations or boards, and 54 state and territory associations of REALTORS®.