In 2022, former Navy seal and law enforcement officer Jared Hudson narrowly lost to the incumbent Democrat Mark Pettway in the election for Jefferson County Sheriff. Now, Hudson is encouraging conservatives to get out and vote in a special election later this month that will determine which party holds the majority in the Jefferson County Commission.
Last month, Birmingham-area urologist Brian Christine declared his candidacy in the special election for an open seat on the Jefferson County Commission. However, Christine has now resigned from the race and endorsed another Republican for the position.
Late last week, Jefferson County Commissioner Steve Ammons announced he will be stepping down to become CEO of the Birmingham Business Alliance. One Birmingham-area surgeon announced on Monday morning he will be in the running to take his place.