Montgomery City Councilman David Burkette won yesterday’s special general election in a landslide vote over Republican DJ Johnson for the District 26 state senate seat. The final tally was reportedly around 38-hundred votes for Burkette and just under 450 for Johnson. Burkette has very little time to celebrate as he must run for re-election in the June 5th primary.
The special election was held to complete the remainder of former Senator Quinton Ross’s term after he left to be President of Alabama State University. Now, the election for the next four years must be decided. Burkette faces familiar opponents for the Democratic nomination in Representative John Knight and fellow city councilman Fred Bell. Speaking of familiar faces…the only Republican candidate for the seat, DJ Johnson will again be the challenger in the November general election.