2022 Primary Runoff Election Recap
July 5, 2022
The Primary Election cycle is now complete with Primary Elections being held on Tuesday May 24 and Primary Runoff Elections held on Tuesday June 21. The Primary Elections were very successful for candidates endorsed by the Alabama Association of REALTORS® Political Action Committee (ARPAC). ARPAC engaged in 144 primary races across the state with ARPAC endorsed candidates winning 93% of those races. The endorsed candidates exhibit a commitment to home ownership, private property rights, and economic growth and development. A recap of the Primary Election Results on May 24 can be found here.
Several Primary Election results were extremely close and some were challenged under political party bylaws. All Primary Election results have now been certified by the respective parties and winners will advance to the General Elections that will be held this fall.
In the Primary Runoff Elections on June 21, ARPAC endorsed candidates won 9 of 10 Primary Runoff races. Voter turnout was very low at approximately 12% statewide. In statewide races at the top of the ticket, Wes Allen won the primary race for Secretary of State with 65% of the vote. Katie Britt won the primary race for United States Senate with 63% of the vote. Public Service Commissioners Jeremy Oden and Chip Beeker won with 52% and 63% of the vote respectively. In the race for the Alabama 5th Congressional District, Dale Strong won with 63% of the vote.
In the Alabama House, North Alabama Representatives Parker Moore and Tim Wadsworth defeated challengers. Birmingham lawyer Ontario Tillman and Mobile doctor Mark Shirey also won.
Thank you to all of our members who considered ARPAC endorsed candidates when you voted in the Primary and Primary Runoff Elections. Please save the date for the General Election on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.