Fridy wins Court of Civil Appeals seat in Republican primary

By EMILY SPARACINO / Staff Writer

State Rep. Matt Fridy, R-Montevallo, won the Court of Civil Appeals Place 2 seat in the 2020 Republican Primary Election on Tuesday, March 3.

With more than 90 percent of voting precincts reporting, Fridy received 66 percent of the votes, or 327,481 votes, to defeat Judge Phillip Bahakel, who received about 34 percent of the votes, or 167,351 votes, according to unofficial election results.

In Shelby County, Fridy reportedly received about 24,700 votes, while Bahakel collected about 10,210 votes.

Fridy has served in the Alabama House of Representatives since 2014 in various leadership roles, including vice chairman of the Judiciary Committee and chairman of the Committee on Constitution, Campaigns and Elections.

Fridy’s background also includes years in private practice as an appellate lawyer and as a staff attorney for the Court of Civil Appeals and the Supreme Court.