Keahey wins

Published 5:40 am Wednesday, June 3, 2009

By By MaryClaire Foster
Keeping it in the party, Democrat Marc Keahey secured the District 22 Senate seat Tuesday night following a special election held to fill the vacancy left by the passing of Democratic Sen. Pat Lindsey.
Keahey, a current state representative from Grove Hill, beat out opponent Greg Albritton of Range and will carry out the remainder of Lindsey’s term.
"It's a humbling feeling," Keahey said of his win. "I'm just kind of numb right now just knowing that a little over three years ago I held single digits in my less than a three-county House district. I just appreciate all the support and prayers that people have given me these past three years. God has got a plan for me obviously, and I'm just humbled by it."
District 22 encompasses eight counties, including all of Escambia and Washington counties and portions of Clarke, Conecuh, Choctaw, Monroe, Baldwin and Mobile counties,
Albritton announced his defeat to supporters gathered at his election night party at the Holiday Inn Express in Atmore before official final voting totals came in.
Albritton won Escambia County, with 1,832 votes to Keahey’s 1,296 votes. The following are voting totals per county for each candidate with Keahey listed first: Baldwin, 577-720; Mobile, 620-438; Conecuh, 95-381; Washington, 2035-783; Clarke, 2505-1076 and Choctaw, 1171-654 with Monroe still not reporting.
Albritton also won Monroe, Conecuh and Baldwin counties, while Keahey won Choctaw, Clarke, Washington and Mobile counties.
(Advance publisher Adam Prestridge and Brewton Standard publisher Kerry Whipple Bean contributed to this story.)

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