Thursday, December 18, 2014

Only 1 of 4 Alabama school board races contested

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Voters in part of south Alabama will be the only ones deciding a contested race for the State Board of Education on Nov. 6. That's because the other three school board races have already been determined.

Republican Tracy Roberts of Spanish Fort faces Democrat Herndon Inge of Mobile in District 1. That's a heavily Republican area that includes all or parts of Baldwin, Mobile, Escambia, Covington, Conecuh, Crenshaw and Butler counties. The winner will replace Republican Randy McKinney of Gulf Shores, who did not seek another four-year term.

Republican incumbent Stephanie Bell of Montgomery has no opposition in District 3, and neither does Democratic incumbent Ella Bell of Montgomery in District 5. Republican nominee Jeff Newman, the retired school superintendent for Lamar County, also has no opposition in District 7. Newman will replace Republican Gary Warren of Haleyville, who did not run.