The House District 27 seat has finally been filled after Jeana Ross beat out Arab City Councilman Alan Miller in a special Republican primary election runoff on Tuesday.

According to unofficial results, Ross received 53% of the total vote, with 1,611 out of 3,022 cast for her. With no Democrat running for HD27, Ross' primary victory wins her the seat outright.

Ross had been a front-runner throughout the race, earning the most votes in the primary on April 2 ahead of Miller and four other candidates.

Alabama GOP Chair John Wahl congratulated Ross on her election victory.

“Jeana Ross has proven herself as a steadfast advocate for conservative Republican principles and a tireless advocate for the people of Marshall County," he said. "Her unwavering commitment to supporting parental rights, protecting children from a socialist agenda, promoting economic opportunities, and standing for fiscal responsibility embodies the core values of our Party.

"As the nominee for House District 27, Jeana Ross will fight for the rights, freedoms, and liberties of the people of the district. Her track record of success and dedication to our conservative values make her the ideal person to fill this position in the Legislature. We are confident that Jeana will serve with integrity, passion, and determination, and we congratulate her on her victory today.”

Ross previously served as the Secretary of the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education, overseeing the largest expansion of the state’s voluntary First Class Pre-K program.

HD27 was recently vacated by State Sen. Wes Kitchens (R-Arab) after he was elected to take over SD9 upon Clay Scofield's retirement.

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