Correction: McLaughlin qualifies in House District 27

Last week The Blount Countian reported that no Democratic candidate had qualified for any political office directly affecting Blount County. That was incorrect. According to the Alabama Democratic Party, on Friday afternoon, Feb. 7, the last day of qualifying, Jeff McLaughlin of Guntersville qualified to run for the District 27 House of Representatives seat. The district includes two Blount County voting precincts: Summit and Rock Springs. McLaughlin’s name should have also appeared in the list of qualifiers for each office appearing on page 2. In addition, the paper referred to current District 27 Rep. Wes Long as having resigned from office. He did not resign. He chose not to run for re-election.