May 4, 2021: Kenneth Paschal won the Republican primary runoff in the special election for District 73 of the Alabama House of Representatives. He defeated Leigh Hulsey. Paschal and Hulsey advanced from the Republican primary on March 30. The seat became vacant after Matt Fridy (R) was elected to the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals in November 2020. Fridy had represented the district since 2014. He won re-election in 2018 with 69% of the vote.Sheridan Black advanced from the Democratic primary without opposition and will face off against Paschal in the general election on July 13. The winner of the special election will serve until November 2022.