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July 15, 2014

Reynolds wins state Republican Executive Committee, Place 2

Wayne Reynolds defeated Jim Burden in Tuesday’s Republican runoff for Place 2 on the state Republican Executive Committee.

Reynolds garnered 2,299 votes, or 57.47 percent, to Burden’s 1,701 votes, or 42.52 percent, according to final but unofficial voting results.

The Alabama Republican Executive Committee governs the state Republican Party.

The majority of the committee's 300-plus members are elected in district elections across the state in the Republican primary election once every four years.

In the case of the Place 2 race, neither Burden nor Reynolds won a clear majority in the June 3 Republican primary election, so they ended up in Tuesday’s runoff.

What the committee does

The committee is responsible for electing the state chairman every two years as well as all other officers who run the day-to-day operations of the party. The committee sets election rules for the state party and has oversight responsibilities over all county parties. The committee also elects the national committeeman and national committeewoman to serve on the Republican National Committee from Alabama. Once every four years the committee selects the GOP candidates for U.S. presidential electors and chooses alternate delegates to the GOP National Convention.

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