Doug Jones Sister Vacates District 9 State Representative Race
DEMS Seek Replacement To Face Stadthagen

Terrie Jones Savage, sister of U.S. Sen. Doug Jones (D-Alabama), appears to have vacated her Democratic candidacy for Alabama House District 9.

While Savage has not made a public statement on the matter (to our knowledge), the Democratic Party is publicly taking action to fill her vacancy on the ballot.

Savage was running for the state House District 9 seat vacated by Ed Henry who declined to seek re-election. This state seat represents parts of Cullman, Marshall, and Morgan counties.

Republican Scott Stadthagen easily won a June 5th primary election against Justin Morrow and James Bowling in his quest to be the District 9 representative.

The Alabama Democrats blog shows their Executive Board will be setting the dates for the opening and closing of qualifying to find replacement candidates for vacancies.

The State Democratic Executive Committee (SDEC) was scheduled to meet Saturday, August 11th, to elect the Democratic nominee to fill each vacancy. According to the blog, those vacancies include:

House District 9 includes parts of Morgan, Cullman, and Marshall Counties.
House District 80 covers parts of Russell and Lee Counties,
Circuit Judge 15th Judicial Circuit, Place 6 serves Montgomery County.

The new District 9 nominee – if there is one – is not publicly available at the time of this report.

Democratic Party Chair Nancy Worley said,

“One candidate qualified within minutes of the opening of qualifying today, and more candidates are expected to qualify this week.


The Democratic Party had a record number of candidates to qualify for the June Primary, and these current vacancies, created by family illness, career advancement, etc., give even more Democrats the opportunity to represent the working men and women of Alabama.”

With the vacancy of Savage from the race, Stadthagen avoids a race against a potentially formidable Democrat that many observers felt would have had the full backing of United Senator and perhaps national Democratic party PAC money and activists political foot soldiers.

We have just spoken with Mr. Stadthagen about his election prospects in the November 2018 General Election. He had these thoughts about Savage’s departure from the District 9 race and the realigned political landscape ahead:

“Its my understanding Mrs Savage has withdrawn due to the health of her parents. I wish her the best and pray that their health improves.


As for the campaign, we will continue to do what we have been doing, regardless of the opponent. For the past 20 months we have been listening to the voters and its clear they want practical, common sense leadership based on conservative values. That is what I will bring to Montgomery. I look forward to speaking with more voters as we draw closer to November’s election.”


Doug Jones Sister Vacates District 9 State Representative Race

Timothy Collins

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