Election runoff

Voters in most of Blount County and part of northern Jefferson County will go to the polls tomorrow to elect a new state representative. Former Blount County Probate Judge David Standridge of Hayden faces Blount County Board of Education vice president Chris Latta in a Republican runoff in House District 34. The winner has no Democratic opposition. The new representative will fill the vacancy created when Republican Elwyn Thomas of Oneonta resigned to become executive director of the Alabama Manufactured Housing Commission.