Carns wins special election for House District 48

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Jim Carns, a former Jefferson County Commissioner, has been declared the winner of the special election race for House District 48, which includes parts of Jefferson and Shelby counties.

“I am deeply honored to be elected again to serve in the Alabama House of Representatives,” Carns said. “My goal has always been to serve with a Republican majority and this is what I will be going back to. Instead of normal, common-sense issues being pushed aside, they will be vigorously attacked till completion, thus making the business climate, and life in general, better for the constituents of the state of Alabama.”

Carns held the seat previously before retiring in 2006 to run for commissioner in Jefferson County. The seat became vacant after his successor, Greg Canfield, was tapped by Governor Robert Bentley to be the new director of the Alabama Development Office.

“Jim is as fine a man as they come and I am thrilled to know he will once again be in Montgomery fighting for the conservative values the voters in his district believe in,” said Bill Armistead, Chairman of the Alabama Republican Party. “Vigilant and hard-working, Jim will make our Republican majority even stronger in the Alabama House.”

Carns faces no Democrat opposition and will therefore take his place as the representative for House District 48 immediately.