Van Smith, the ALAPAC-supported candidate in the HD 42 special election (Chilton and Autauga counties) this week, beat out three other candidates to win the Republican nomination for HD 42. The vacancy was created due to the death of the late Rep. Jimmy Martin (R).
Mr. Smith secured 57% of the vote in a four-person race, demonstrating strong support for his candidacy to represent HD 42 from both counties in the district. Key to his receipt of financial support from ALAPAC for his campaign were contacts made to ALAPAC by area physicians who have known and worked with Mr. Smith for years and spoke to his interest in rural health matters and support for physicians.
“As an ALAPAC contributor, it’s important to know I have a voice in our campaign support process,” said Lee Carter, M.D., an Autaugaville family physician and HD 42 resident. “I’ve known Van for years and think he will represent our area well and be a voice for rural health issues.”
Mr. Smith moves on to the November 5 General Election. Good luck Van!
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