Hatcher wins Dem primary runoff of Senate seat

Hatcher wins Dem primary runoff of Senate seat

State Rep. Kirk Hatcher won the Tuesday special Democratic primary runoff in Senate District 26.

Hatcher won 74.2% of the vote to former longtime state Rep. John Kight’s 25.7%, according to unofficial results from the Secretary of State.

Hatcher, in his first term as a state representative, will now face Republican William Green, a former city council member, in the Montgomery County seat that has long been held by a Democrat. 

The seat became vacant earlier this fall when Sen. David Burkette pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor campaign finance charge under an agreement that would require him to pay a fine and waive his right to appeal.

Voter turnout Tuesday was less than 6%, or 5,338 voters.