Sanders-Fortier running for Alabama Governor

Published 10:24 am Monday, January 31, 2022

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A State Senator is among the candidates running for Governor in Alabama.

District 23 State Senator Malika Sanders-Fortier is among five Democratic candidates running with hopes to unseat incumbent Kay Ivey (R-AL).

Sanders-Fortier, who decided not to run for a second term as State Senator, will face competition on the Democratic side: Yolanda Rochelle Flowers, Patricia Salter Jamieson, Arthur Kennedy and Chad “Chig” Martin.

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They qualified before last Friday’s deadline for the Alabama Democratic Party candidates.

Eight candidates are on the Republican side: Lindy Blanchard, Lew Burdette, Stacy Lee George, Tim James, Donald Trent Jones, Dean Olde, Dave Thomas and Dean Young.

Ivey is seeking  a second-term as Governor and also filled out the remaining term after Ray Bentley resigned.

Sanders-Fortier has not spoke about her run for Governor either publicly nor on social media.

Sanders-Fortier, is the daughter of former State Senator Hank Sanders.

The Primary election will be held on May 24. If a runoff is needed, the election will be held on June 21.