GUNTERSVILLE — With a race for Alabama Senate District 9 and the White House in 2024, Marshall County Probate Judge Andrea Lecroy is preparing for a “marathon election year” that could include up to eight elections.

Lecroy said it could have been up to nine if a Democrat was running for District 9.

On December 13, she asked the County Commission to increase her budget by $53,918 to cover the cost of the special election, which she said was not included in the original budget.

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Marshall County Probate Judge Andrea Lecroy addresses the County Commission. (Photo: Daniel Taylor)

With three candidates vying for the seat — former Morgan County Commissioner Stacy George and State Reps. Brock Colvin (R-Albertville) and Wes Kitchens (R-Arab) — a runoff election may be necessary if no one garners 50% of the vote.

If Kitchens or Colvin wins, Lecroy said the governor would call a special election to fill their seat, either House District 27 or 26, respectively. That would mean another primary and another possible runoff before the final vote.

All that on top of the 2024 primary election scheduled for March 5, 2024, the primary runoff on the following April 15 and the general election in November add up to a potential eight elections, a first for Marshall County, Lecroy told 1819 News.

The extra $53,918 Lecroy requested, which will be reimbursed by the state, would only cover the special election on January 9, and she said she would need to seek more funding if another special election or runoff occurred.

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