District 80 of the Alabama House has a new representative.
Chris Blackshear won the special election after earning more than 1,650 votes in a special election over challengers James McGill and Tommy Pugh.
The Special Election was held earlier this month after the death Lesley Vance in November of last year.
Blackshear claims the seat due to no democratic candidate challenging him for the position. He will be sworn in on April 13th in Montgomery.