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.