Huntsville, Ala. insurance executive Wayne Parker and Huntsville attorney Cheryl Baswell Guthrie will be in a runoff for the Republican nomination for the 5th Congressional District seat.
Parker nearly won without a runoff but didn’t quite reach 50 percent of the GOP primary vote on June 3. The runoff is July 15.
State Sen. Parker Griffith of Huntsville won the Democratic Party primary.
The winner of the 2nd District race will replace veteran Democratic U.S. Rep. Bud Cramer, who has represented the district since 1991.
Parker ran twice against Cramer.
Parker is vice president with Insurance Office of America (IOA), one of the 10 largest privately-held property/casualty insurance agencies in the U.S., according to Insurance Journal.