Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has scheduled a special election to fill a seat in the state House left vacant by former Republican Rep. Barry Mask.
A special primary election for the District 31 seat is scheduled for Dec. 3. The special general election is scheduled for Jan. 28.
If a candidate doesn't receive a majority of votes in the special primary, a special primary runoff will be held Jan. 28, 2014 and the special general election will be held March 25.
A state legislator from Wetumpka is quitting the Alabama House before the end of his term. Republican Rep. Barry Mask says he is resigning at the end of this month. Mask is the new chief executive of the Alabama Association of Realtors, and he will concentrate on that job full time. Mask is the third Republican to quit the House this summer. He announced his departure in a statement Tuesday. Reps. Jim Barton of Mobile and Jay Love of Montgomery both resigned their House seats previously.