Howard defeats Moore for State House seat

Published 10:15 pm Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Alabama House of Representatives District 72 seat was reclaimed Tuesday by incumbent Ralph Howard.

Demopolis native Thomas Moore had a good showing of support from his home county, but it wasn’t enough to carry him to victory in the runoff.

Howard received 4,305 votes, or 53 percent, and Moore received 3,754 votes, or 47 percent. In Marengo County, Moore received 682 votes, or 79 percent, while Howard received 181 votes, or 21 percent.

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Moore said he has no regrets from the campaign.

“We worked hard and gave it our best shot, but it just wasn’t enough,” he said. “I have no regrets, though. We ran a good race, and my staff members and I don’t have any apologies to make for anything we said or did, and I’m proud of that.”

He added that he wanted to thank the people that supported him throughout the election process.

“I want to thank the folks that continuously supported me,” he said. “I won Marengo County overwhelmingly, and that’s where the people know me best. I worked hard to build those relationships, and I’m proud of that. I’m thankful to everyone who supported me.”