By Gary Lloyd
JEFFERSON COUNTY — The November general election is set for Tuesday, Nov. 4.
For The Trussville Tribune coverage area, election night should be fairly quiet.
For State House District 44, which covers Clay, Pinson, and Trussville, Republican Danny Garrett will take office due to being unopposed by a Democrat. The same can be said for State Senate District 17 Republican candidate Shay Shelnutt and State Senate District 15 Republican Slade Blackwell.
Joe Knight is unopposed and will serve another four years on the Jefferson County Commission, representing Clay, Grayson Valley, Palmerdale, Pinson, Trussville, Gardendale, Morris, Kimberly, Warrior, County Line, Trafford, and parts of Center Point, Irondale, Tarrant, and Birmingham.
Vying for the U.S. House of Representatives District 6 seat are Republican Gary Palmer and Democrat Mark Lester. The winner replaces the retiring U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus. Palmer bested Paul DeMarco in a runoff this summer and Lester didn’t enter the fold until August.
There are three men vying for the Jefferson County sheriff’s position. Incumbent Mike Hale is the Republican candidate and has been in the position since 1998. He will be challenged by Democrat Wallace Anger Jr. and Libertarian Willie Hill.
In the lieutenant governor’s race, Republican Kay Ivey will face Democrat James C. Fields Jr. In the race for attorney general, incumbent Republican Luther Strange will face off against Democrat Joe Hubbard.
Finally, the Alabama governor’s race pits incumbent Republican Robert Bentley against Democrat Parker Griffith.
For more information about Tuesday’s general election, visit http://www.sos.state.al.us/elections/2014/ElectionInfo2014.aspx.
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