The Democratic special primary election for former state Rep. John Rogers' old House District 52 seat ended Tuesday with none of the six candidates receiving the majority of the vote, resulting in a runoff.

The top two contenders, Frank Woodson and Kelvin Datcher, will go head-to-head for the seat on July 16. Woodson received 239 votes Tuesday evening, and Datcher earned 510, which equates to 17.78% and 37.95% of the total 1,344 ballots cast, respectively.

After serving HD52 for nearly 42 years, Rogers resigned in March after pleading guilty to felony fraud and conspiracy charges.

Woods currently serves as the executive director of Mission Birmingham Transformation Strategies, a faith-based community development organization, after working for UPS for nearly 20 years, according to his website. His opponent, Datcher, is the deputy director of Birmingham’s Housing Division and an advisor to Mayor Randall Woodfin.

Whoever wins the runoff will go against Republican Carlos Crum in the special general election on October 1. Crum was the only Republican candidate to run for HD52.

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