Date set for special election for House District 40

MONTGOMERY, AL (WBRC) - Governor Riley has set dates for a special election in House District 40. The seat was left vacant last week by the death of Representative Lea Fite.

The primary for qualified candidates will be held January 5th. If needed, a runoff will be February 16th. If a runoff is not needed, the general election will be held February 16th. If there is a runoff, the general election would be pushed back to March 30.