Opelika Native Randy Price, Clay County's Mike Sparks prepare for July runoff

Opelika Native Randy Price, Clay County's Mike Sparks prepare for July runoff

Alabama's primary run-off election is just a few weeks away and candidates are making their final stops on the campaign trail.

One race voters are keeping an eye on in our area is Alabama state senate district 13 in which Republican Gerald Dial announced he will not seek re-election.

Mike Sparks and Randy Price are battling for the spot to be the Republican name for Alabama State Senate District 13 on November's ballot following the June primary where the pair were neck-and-neck over candidate Tim Sprayberry.

In the June,  Randy Price collected 47 percent of the vote and 8,358 ballots with his name on it and Mike Sparks with 37 percent of the vote and 6,562 ballots in his favor.

The representing counties in District 13 include ChambersCherokeeClayCleburneLee, and Randolph.

Director of Alabama Department of Forensic Science since 2007 – Clay County resident Mike Sparks is hoping his experience working with a state department will catch voter's eyes.

"I have three priorities in life that's God, family and this job. I have four core values that's service, integrity, respect, and quality. I look forward to serving the citizens of District 13," said Sparks.

Candidate and Opelika native, Randy Price runs and operates a construction and commercial trucking company. Price also has 30 years experience in the farming industry.

"We are going to bring to the table something a little different. We are not a Montgomery insider, we are far from that. We will be able to go to Montgomery and work with the other senators," said Price.

Darrell Turner is the unopposed Democrat in this race. The runoff election will be on July 17.

Another race on the runoff for our area is Alabama House of Representatives District 38,  where Republicans Debbie wood and Todd Rauch will be facing off.

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