Robert Stewart wins District 23 State Senate race

Published 10:26 pm Tuesday, November 8, 2022

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Robert Stewart won the District 23 State Senator race, defeating Michael Nimmer in the General Election on Tuesday night.

Stewart won with 54 percent of the vote overall, compared to Nimmer’s 44 percent.  Stewart had 25,403 votes, compared to Nimmer’s 20,987 votes. Portia Shepherd had 938 votes, 2 percent.

Stewart won the counties of: Dallas, Perry, Wilcox and Lowndes. Stewart’s margin of victory in Dallas County (8,047 votes to 3,135 votes )over Nimmer played a big role in his win. He had 71 percent in Dallas County.

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Nimmer took the Counties of Butler, Clarke, Monroe and Conecuh.

Stewart celebrated his victory at the Anchor amongst family, friends and supporters. His campaign theme was “Restoring Power to the People.” Stewart spread his campaign slogan across the District 23 counties and it worked.

“Dallas County is my home, my base, it’s where I grew up,” Stewart said. “I’m so grateful. We have an opportunity to develop the rural communities.”