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Tuesday is Municipal Election Runoff Day

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The polls will be open on Tuesday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm in cities where there was an election in August and no candidate got 50% of the vote +1.

In Leeds there are runoffs in the Mayor’s race and in city council Districts 4 and 5. The Mayoral run-off is between incumbent Eric Patterson and David Miller. District 4 is between Craig Wadsworth and Kelly Washburn.  The District 5 council race is between Davoris Ragland and former Mayor Jack Courson.

In Pell City, former mayor Adam Stocks seeks a triumphant return to the Mayor’s office.  He faces a challenge from Joe Funderburg.  The incumbent Mayor Bill Hereford chose not to run for reelection.

In Cedar Bluff Mayor Ethel Sprouse is facing Martha Baker in a runoff.

In Daphne, incumbent Mayor Bailey Yelding Jr. will face challenger City Councilman Derek Boulware.  Yielding was appointed mayor when Mayor Fred Small resigned last year.

In Alabaster, incumbent Mayor David Frings is facing challenger Marty Handlon.

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In Montevallo first-term incumbent Ben McCrory and challenger, City Council woman Hollie Cost, are in a runoff for that city’s top job.

In Helena there will be a runoff between incumbent Mayor Charles W. “Sonny” Penhale and challenger Mark R. Hall.

Colony’s next mayor will be either Councilman Patrick Ward or Council member Donnis Leeth.  Incumbent Morris Fitts failed to make the primary.

In Garden City, incumbent mayor Harden Davis faces challenger Tim Eskew.

In Decatur, former Mayor Don Kyle faces Carl Cole for that city’s highest office.

Council woman Dianne Prestridge is facing Bob Joslin for the office of Mayor of Arab.

In Brighton former Mayor Eddie Cooper faces city Councilwoman Barbara Watkins to be the city’s next mayor.

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In Opp, incumbent Mayor H.D. Edgar is facing challenger John Bartholomew.

In Gantt incumbent Mayor Missy Grissett is facing challenger Connie Cauthen.

In Red Level Willie J. Hendrix is running against Deborah Hoffman.

In Selma, incumbent Mayor George Evans faces challenger James Peerlans.

In Tallassee incumbent Mayor George McCain is facing a challenge from Bobby Payne.

In Hartselle Donald E. Hall faces Johnnie J. Howell for that city’s top post.

In Rainsville Bejan Taheri faces Nick Jones for that city’s mayor’s job.

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In the city of Skyline, Archie Rice faces Kyle Morris in that city’s runoff election.

In Tuscumbia incumbent Mayor Bill Shoemaker faces fire Chief David Cole.

In Waterloo former Mayor Jerry McIntyre faces former Mayor Mary Jenelee Higgins.

This is only a partial list of the many cities and towns holding runoff elections on Tuesday.  If you are in doubt about whether or not there is an election in your town call your town clerk’s office or city hall.

The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Brandon Moseley is a senior reporter with over nine years at Alabama Political Reporter. During that time he has written 8,794 articles for APR. You can email him at [email protected] or follow him on Facebook. Brandon is a native of Moody, Alabama, a graduate of Auburn University, and a seventh generation Alabamian.


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