Alabama Senate District 19
Alabama State Senate District 19 covers parts of west-central Jefferson County. It includes the cities of Adamsville, Bessemer, Brighton, Brookside, Cardiff, Fairfield, Forestdale, Hueytown, Lipscomb, part of Pleasant Grove, part of the Ensley community of Birmingham as well as the communities of Bayview, Docena, Edgewater, McDonald Chapel, Minor, Mount Olive, Mulga, and Sandusky.
District 19 is currently represented by Priscilla Dunn who won a special election to complete the term of E. B. McClain. McClain was elected to the seat in 1994 and vacated it on January 21, 2009 after being convicted on federal charges of conspiracy, mail fraud money laundering and bribery. She was re-elected in 2010, 2014 and 2018.
2009 special election
A special election to fill the seat vacated by McClain was held on May 12, 2009 with a runoff during the primary elections on June 30. Priscilla Dunn won a runoff with Merika Coleman to serve the remainder of McClain's term of office. Only 8.25% of eligible voters in the district cast ballots in the primary.
- Priscilla Dunn, 2,006 votes (33.7%), 3,444 votes (56%) in the runoff
- Merika Coleman, 1,725 votes (29.0%), 2,705 votes (44%) in the runoff
- Rod Scott, 873 votes
- Lawrence McAdory, 503 votes
- Eric Major, 364 votes
- Louise Alexander, 332 votes
- Nathan Reed, 123 votes
- Madilyn Southern, 21 votes
- Senate District 19 at legislature.state.al.us