John Merrill, Heather Milam win nominations for Secretary of State

John Merrill_Heather Milam

Incumbent Secretary of State John Merrill has won his party’s nomination for Secretary of State.

Marshall bested Marshall County Revenue Commissioner Michael Johnson in the Republican primary on Tuesday, 70-29 percent.

Meanwhile, Heather Milam defeated her Democratic opponent, Lula Albert, for her party’s nomination, 64-36 percent.

The office of Secretary of State

The Alabama Secretary of State is the chief clerk of the state and acts as the primary custodian of important state records. These records include business registrations, legislative acts, land records, campaign finance records, trademarks, and more.

In addition to keeping the great seal of the state, the secretary of state is the state’s chief election officer, responsible for running and recording the results of all state elections.