Campaign 2022: Which Alabama Lawmakers Lost Primary Races?

State Rep. Will Dismukes (R-Prattville) lost to Jerry Starnes in the District 88 Republican Primary – Photo from Alabama Legislature

At least six members of the Alabama Legislature lost to primary challengers on Tuesday, according to unofficial returns, and several races are yet to be decided.

In the House of Representatives, first-term Rep. Will Dismukes (R-Prattville) lost to challenger Jerry Starnes. His defeat came after a series of political and legal troubles.

Republican Reps. Joe Faust of Fairhope, Dickie Drake of Leeds, Tommy Hanes of Bryant, Proncey Robertson of Mount Hope and Democratic Rep. Ralph Howard of Greensboro also lost to primary challengers.

In the Senate, Republican Sen. Tom Whatley of Auburn is trailing challenger Jay Hovey by four votes, according to unofficial returns. Provisional ballots will be counted to determine the winner.

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