BREAKING NEWS: Baker not running for state Senate seat
Published 5:52 am Monday, February 16, 2009
State Rep. Alan Baker, R-Brewton, said today he has decided not to run for the District 22 Senate seat left vacant by the death of longtime state Sen. Pat Lindsey.
That leaves three Republicans and one Democrat vying for the seat, which Democrat Lindsey held for more than 20 years. Former police officer Danny Joyner of Brewton, businesswoman Judy Belk of Citronelle, and former state Rep. Greg Albritton of Evergreen will seek the Republican nomination for the seat in a April 14 primary. State Rep. Marc Keahey of Grove Hill is the only Democratic candidate. Qualifying ends Tuesday.
Baker said many people had encouraged him to run for office, particularly within the Republican party.
A primary runoff, if necessary, will be June 2, with the general election June 21. If no primary runoff is necessary, the general election will be June 2.