On Tuesday, Autauga County Commissioner Van Smith won the special election to fill the vacancy in Alabama House District 42 with 88% of the vote. ALAPAC has supported Van since the Primary, with a key reason being the advocacy of area physicians who have known and worked with Mr. Smith for years and who spoke to his support for physicians.
With the victory, Mr. Smith will now turn his attention to the upcoming legislative session. HD42 comprises Autuga and Chilton Counties, and supporting rural health care is a major interest of both area physicians and Mr. Smith.
“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.”
Congrats again to Mr. Smith and thank you to the physicians who supported him in this election.