K.L. Brown wins House District 40

CALHOUN COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - Calhoun County is sending a new legislator to Montgomery.

In Tuesday's special election for House District 40, funeral home owner K.L. Brown, the Republican challenger, won with 3, 422 votes or 55 percent.

The Democratic challenger, Jacksonville High School teacher Ricky Whaley, took just 41 percent and Independent Carol Hagan took only two percent.

On Tuesday night, Brown told us he might head to Montgomery as early as Wednesday or Thursday to begin work.

"You know, one of the things we ran on was jobs," says Brown. "And you know, we've got an eleven percent unemployment rate here in Calhoun County, and would like very much to get to Montgomery and try to make a difference."

Brown also says he intends to study the bingo bill very hard as well.

Governor Riley called the special session when incumbent Democrat Lea Fite died late last year.