By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News
Enterprise business owner and former state lawmaker Barry Moore beat Democratic candidate Phyllis Harvey-Hall Tuesday night with 65% of the vote to win election to Congress in Alabama’s 2nd District.
Moore told his supporters Tuesday night that his faith has guided him through this sometimes difficult process and he takes the congressional seat with humility.
“We’re in a battle for the heart and soul of our nation, and we want to do justly as we go to DC,” Moore said. “We’re humbled to be here, and we want to continue to walk with Him as we serve this district, this state and our nation.”
As of Wednesday morning, unofficial election results from the Alabama Secretary of State show Moore winning 197,329 votes and Harvey-Hall getting 104,492 votes.
Moore has aligned his campaign with Trump’s and has continuously been vocal in supporting a socially conservative agenda.
Through Oct. 14, Moore had raised $711,172 and spent $714,465. His campaign reported a deficit of just under $3,300.
Harvey-Hall is an education consultant from Montgomery who previously ran for Montgomery City Council and Montgomery Public Schools Board of Education.
Harvey-Hall’s campaign focused on improving rural infrastructure, increasing funding for education and expanding health care access across the district.
Through Oct. 14, Harvey-Hall raised $50,166 and spent $46,741.15.
Alabama’s 2nd district encompasses parts of Montgomery, Autauga and Elmore counties, and the Wiregrass region. The region has been a Republican stronghold for decades, sending one Democrat to Congress in the last 50 years.
Moore will take over Rep. Martha Roby’s seat which she has held since 2011. She did not seek reelection.
Moore thanked Roby for her years of service and Roby offered her congratulations to all of Alabama’s new delegation members.
“Congratulations to the newest members of the Alabama Congressional delegation: Senator-elect Tommy Tuberville, Congressman-elect Jerry Carl, and Congressman-elect Barry Moore,” Roby told ADN.