April 21, 2017
Rep. Chestnut speaks during a reception at the Alfa Farmers headquarters.
Voters in Dallas and Perry counties Tuesday overwhelmingly elected Prince Chestnut to represent District 67 in the House of Representatives.
Chestnut secured almost 95 percent of the vote in the special general election, after winning the Democratic primary in January without a runoff. He replaces Darrio Melton, who was elected mayor of Selma in October.
Chestnut, an attorney and municipal judge for the city of Selma, was endorsed by FarmPAC, a political action committee of the Alabama Farmers Federation.
Brian Hardin, director of the Federation’s Governmental and Agricultural Programs Department, said Chestnut has expressed a desire to work on issues important to rural constituents.
"Prince Chestnut grew up in Selma and knows the people there well,” Hardin said. “He is familiar with the challenges faced in the Black Belt and is committed to making it a safer place to live, work and raise a family. We look forward to working with him on the challenges and opportunities for Dallas and Perry counties, but also all of rural Alabama to benefit our state."