Alabama State Rep Lea Fite(D) who represented district 40 passed away earlier today from a seizure that he suffered at his home. He was only 54 years old. Mr Fite had been through a lot over the past year with his son. Who was involved with numerous legal problems in Cullman County, Al. Mr Fite had also been heavily courted by the GOP to switch parties recently because of the GOP trend in his district. His passing now puts the State House at a 59-44 democrat majority with two vacancies that were held by democrats.