Jefferson County voters elect Dunn to state Senate
Dunn defeated fellow Democratic Rep. Merika Coleman to replace former Sen. E.B. McClain, D-Midfield, who was ousted following an ethics conviction.
Dunn won the runoff and there is no Republican opponent.
Democrats, who operated three members short during the last legislative session, have won two special elections this year, but lost one seat in northern Alabama.
Dunn's victory in the Jefferson County district does create another vacancy in the Alabama House.
-- posted by Sebastian Kitchen