Joe Lovvorn wins Republican Primary for House District 79 Seat

AUBURN, Ala. — The votes are in, and the Republicans have a nominee to fill Mike Hubbard’s former house seat. His name is Joe Lovvorn.

Lovvorn, an Auburn fireman and small business owner beat out Sandy Toomer, Brett Smith and Jay Conner in Tuesday’s special primary election.

Lovvorn received 2,097 votes. Sandy Toomer received 1,059 votes. Brett Smith received 501. Jay Conner received 431 votes.

If Lovvorn did not receive majority of the vote, a runoff would have been necessary, but the general election is set for November 29. Lovvorn will face Libertarian candidate and Auburn University student, Gage Fenwick.

The winner would serve the remainder of former representative Mike Hubbard’s term. Hubbard was found guilty on 12 of 23 felony ethics violations, which forced him to vacate the seat. Hubbard maintains his innocence.

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