The Democratic Party Tuesday announced Scott Alexander is running for the 84th District State House of Representatives seat in the upcoming special election.
The seat was formerly held by Republican Brandon Smith before he beat Alexander in a prior special election to take the 30th District State Senate seat earlier this month.
Republican party leaders tell us they do not have a candidate and don't expect have a candidate for the 84th District seat.
The filing deadline is Tuesday at 5 pm. The special election is set for March 18th. The winner of the special election would only hold the seat until the general election in November.
Scott Alexander did not file to run in the general election.
A news release issued Tuesday by the Democratic party.
FRANKFORT – The Democratic County Executive Committees of Harlan and Perry counties met last night and nominated Scott Alexander to run in a special election to fill the 84th House District vacancy.
Alexander is the owner of MJ&M Sales, a mining supply company. He previously served as State Representative and is prepared to begin work in the House Chambers immediately.
"I was pleased to learn tonight that Scott Alexander will be the Democratic nominee for the 84th House District vacancy. The nomination process shows that Democrats continue to work together as a united front to nominate quality candidates," Chair Jennifer Moore said. "Scott's prior experience in the legislature makes him uniquely qualified to fill this vacancy for the remainder of the term and work to help make the transition smooth for the next Democrat who will be elected in November."
Speaker of the House Jody Richards called for a special election to fill the 84th House District seat to be held on March 18, 2008.