By Donald Jay Howton

On Wednesday, November 1 Governor Kay Ivey signed a proclamation setting special election dates for Alabama Senate District 9.

Senator Clay Scofield previously held the seat. He resigned on October 30 to pursue and opportunity in the private sector.

The special primary election will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2024 and the special primary runoff, if necessary, will be Tuesday, February 6, 2024. The special general election will be Tuesday, April 23, 2024.

Gov. Ivey said, “Majority Leader Clay Scofield has been a strong voice for the people of Senate District 9 for more than 13 years and I have no doubt that he will continue to serve our state well in his next chapter.”

Senate District 9 represents portions of Blount, Madison and Marshall Counties.

The deadline for qualifying with major political parties was Tuesday, November 7 at 5 p.m.