Former state Sen. Albert Lipscomb of Magnolia Springs is adding his name to the long list of Republicans running in the 1st Congressional District special election.
Lipscomb announced Tuesday that he will qualify for the seat being vacated by Republican Jo Bonner on Friday. The governor has set the primary election date for Sept. 24.
Lipscomb served three terms in the Senate. He was also a Baldwin County commissioner. He plans to resign his position as a Baldwin County voter registrar to run for Congress.
Lipscomb joins attorney Wells Griffith, columnist Quinn Hillyer, state Rep. Randy Davis, businessman Dean Young, real estate agent Jessica James, former two-year college chancellor Bradley Byrne, state Rep. Chad Fincher, and builder Daniel Dyas in the Republican primary.
Independent James Hall is also running.