House District 102 winner to be announced today

Shane Stringer_Willie Gray
Willie Gray, Shane Stringer

Out of the over 20 runoff races statewide only a few resulted in a margin just too close to call, one of those races; Mobile County’s House District 102.

The two candidates; Satsuma Police Chief Shane Stringer and The Call News Publisher and owner Willie Gray were neck-and-neck receiving a total of 5,103 votes, with Stringer garnering only 25 more votes than Gray. However, the outcome of the race remains to be seen due to provisional ballots in the county that haven’t been counted.

According to a news release from the Probate Court in Mobile county, there were 154 provisional ballots in Mobile County cast last week, with 58 in House District 102. The probate court was still counting the votes Tuesday afternoon.

Whichever candidate is claimed the winner Tuesday will automatically win in the November General Election, as there is no Democratic opponent for the House seat.

Both candidates expressed their gratitude for voters, volunteers and their continuing wishes on their campaigns Facebook pages.

“We are humbled by the overwhelming support from our friends, family, and all of the Stringer supporters,” Stringer wrote. “Words cannot fully express the amount of gratitude that we have for the love that you all have poured into our lives.”

“Please be in prayer today as we head to Probate Court and get the provisional vote count. We will send out an update as soon as we can,” Gray posted on Facebook. “Thank you all so much for your support and trust in this campaign. We know whatever happens it’s God’s will! God Bless District 102 and God Bless Alabama!”