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Allen, Johnson win contested Russell County races

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RUSSELL COUNTY, AL (WTVM) -

News Leader 9 has results from several races in Russell County.

The only two contested races in Russell County were both on the Democrat ballot. Dolores Allen ran for school board and has thirty years of experience teaching children.

"I think with my background as a teacher and administrator for all those years, I should know some of the things that are going on and what we need for our students," said Allen.

Allen won, beating out Tim Simpson with 73 percent of the vote.

In the election for Circuit Court Judge, News Leader 9 spoke to District Judge David Johnson, son of Judge Albert Johnson, whose departure has the position open. He's thankful for the opportunity, but glad this leg of the journey is over.

"A lot of folks don't realize just how much time you have to take away from your family.  Especially when you've got small kids. I'm really glad it's about over, because I'd really like to get home to my family," said Johnson.

Johnson beat April Logan-Russell with 62 percent of the vote for the Circuit Court Judge race for Circuit 26.

In the race for Alabama State Representative District 80, incumbent Lesley Vance has 64 percent of the vote, beating out Mervin Dudley and Alex Balkcum.

George Bandy beat Ronnie Reed with 62 percent of the vote in the race for Alabama State Representative for District 83.

And in the close race for Alabama State Senate District 27, Republican incumbent Tom Whatley won 53 percent of the votes while challenger Andy Carter has 47 percent.

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