Former State Rep. Kirk Hatcher won the Democratic nomination for Senate District 26, defeating former Rep. John Knight in a runoff with 74% of the vote. Hatcher will face Rep. William Greene in a special general election on March 2.
A Montgomery native and former English educator with 17 years of experience, Hatcher currently is the director of Head Start in Montgomery County. To learn more about Kirk Hatcher, check out his campaign website or his profile in the Montgomery Advertiser.
Hatcher was elected in 2018 to represent District 78 in the House and though only serving a short time as a representative, he believes that he is ready and capable to serve the people of District 26 in the Senate.
Hatcher raised more than $123,000 for the race between Oct. 1 and Dec. 8 (Knight raised a little over $39,000) and has gotten the backing of the Alabama Democratic Conference, the Medical Association of the State of Alabama, the Alabama Association of Realtors and the Alabama Grocers Association. Hatcher said he hopes to use those endorsements to improve the district.
As the political action committee for the Medical Association, ALAPAC supports candidates who best represent the interests of physicians and their patients. This is why ALAPAC supported Kirk Hatcher for Senate District 26.