Jay Conner, Joe Lovvorn, Brett Smith, and Sandy Toomer were all on on Tuesday’s ballot for voter consideration.
Unofficial results show Lovvorn, a local firefighter and business owner, has come away with the victory, taking home 51 percent of the vote — enough to move on to the general election.
According to Election Manager Robert Garris, Lovvorn received 2,097 votes, but results won’t be official until next week.
For the past 20 years Lovvorn has worked as an Auburn firefighter and is a battalion chief. He also owns a moving company he began 12 years ago.
Lovvorn will face Libertarian candidate Gage Fenwick on Nov. 29 for the general election. No Democrats are in the race.
Unofficial results of the special election:
- Joe Lovvorn: 2,017 (50.32%)
- Sandy Toomer: 1,059 (26.42%)
- Brett Smith: 501 (12.50%)
- Jay Conner: 431 (10.75%)