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Phenix City councilman starts campaign for the AL legislature

PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - Chris Blackshear is kicking off his campaign for the Alabama legislature.

He's hoping to win the house seat that was vacated by the recent death of Lesley Vance. District 80 covers parts of Lee and Russell counties.

A special election called by Governor Bentley is a little more than a month away, not leaving much time for candidates to campaign.

Blackshear currently serves as a Phenix City councilman and Mayor Pro-tem.

His kickoff happens Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the Phenix City Log Cabin.

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