Clyde Chambliss secured the republican nomination for the Senate District 30 seat last night, after months of campaigning.
Chambliss received more votes than his opponents in the primary election back in June, but was just 18 votes shy of securing the seat. Now, he says he's looking forward to the possibility of serving in a new role.
" I'm very excited, overwhelmed and I'm just so appreciative of the citizens of District 30. Autauga, Elmore, Chilton, Coosa, Tallapoosa..."
Friends, family and other supporters came out to the Robert Trent Jones Clubhouse in Prattville to encourage Chambliss while votes were being counted. Prattville Mayor Bill Gillespie and Prattville Police Chief Mark Thompson were both on hand, as was former senator Bryan Taylor.
"I think most importantly, he's got the credentials and the experience and the vision for continuing to represent this district and I look forward to seeing what he has to offer," says Taylor.
Chambliss says he believes his victory had to do with the way he ran his campaign.
"There's no room in this state for negative campaigning," he says. "This race proves that. It's time that our elected officials, our candidates focus on what they bring to the table and what we need to do to make this state better."
Chambliss tells us he plans on taking a few days off before campaigning again for the general election where he will face an independent candidate.