MADISON — Democrat candidate Marilyn Lands has won the special election for Alabama's House District 10. Her opponent, Republican Teddy Powell; a Madison City Councilman, conceded the race around 8:20 p.m. on Tuesday.

Powell said in a statement, “Running for House District 10 has been a true honor. The voters have spoken and I’m honored to have been considered for this office. I wish Mrs. Lands the absolute best as she goes on to serve the people of District 10 in the House of Representatives."

“Thank you to the people of District 10 who voted for me today and thank you to everyone who volunteered, canvassed, called, contributed and helped our campaign in every way,” he continued. “We are proud of the campaign we ran. We ran a tough and respectful race and that is something that we are incredibly proud of. Our state has so much to offer and I believe if we come together, we can accomplish great things.”

“Thank you again to everyone for their support.”

House District 10 covers the city of Madison, parts of Huntsville, and rural county areas surrounding Madison. This seat is a pick-up for Democrats in the State Legislature, where Republicans hold a super-majority.

The final results according to Madison County Probate Judge's office, Lands garnered 3,715 votes versus 2,236 for Powell.

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