State Sen. David Burkette hospitalized

State Sen. David Burkette hospitalized

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama State Senator David Burkette (D-Montgomery) was hospitalized Saturday with an “undisclosed condition,” according to a Senate spokesperson.

Inside Alabama Politics first reported that Burkette had suffered a stroke. Kirsten J. Barnes, Communications Director for the Senate Minority Caucus, did not confirm that it was a stroke but said Burkett is “alert and stable.”

“Senator Burkette is in the hospital with an undisclosed condition, and he is alert and stable,” Barnes said. “His family appreciates the words of support and is asking that people continue to pray for him.”

Burkette was recently elected to the State Senate in Montgomery-based District 26. In May, he won a special election to replace former State Sen. Quinton Ross and then later won the regular election to earn a full four year term.

Before being elected to the Senate, Burkette served on the Montgomery City Council. He is a well-known retired educator who campaigns as “Coach” David Burkette.