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results for Jacksonville, Piedmont, Hobson City, & Ohatchee
change in Anniston and Oxford
County election results
Piedmont, Hobson City, & Ohatchee Elections
In Piedmont, the dust is
still settling on the race for mayor. Incumbent Mayor Charlie Fagan
faced two challengers and will be facing Brian Young in an October 7th
runoff. The race was close with Fagan receiving 39% of the vote,
Brian Young 32% and James Bennett 30%. Council members John
Lawrence and Mary Bramblett were returned to the council along with
Eddie Baldwin and Bill baker. In the council four seat Kenneth
Kelly Was Elected. In Council 3, there will be a runoff between
Edward Hanson and Frank Cobb and in the council seven seat there
will be a runoff between Douglas Goss and Attorney Bret Morrison.
In Jacksonville Mayor Johnny Smith was re-elected with 67% of the
vote and council members George Areno, Truman Norred and Sandra
Suddeth were re-elected. In council post 2 Mark Jones was the
winner with 50% of the vote and in post 5, Derek Raulerson defeated
incumbent councilman Jerry Parris with 50.2% of the vote. In
Weaver, there will be a runoff for mayor between Garry Bearden and
Sheila Field and outgoing mayor Wayne Willis was elected to city
council with 54% of the vote. Hobson City will have a new mayor
with the election of Aleberta Cooley McCrory who received 59% of the
vote, and in Ohatchee, voters turned out all but one of the
incumbents, with the election of Steve Baswell as mayor. Voters
elected Dewayne Taylor and Willie Thomas as new members of the city
council and re-elected councilperson Teresa Lott.
Voters say that
want change in Anniston and Oxford
The political landscape will be
changing come January as voters in cities across the area made some
surprising decisions in Tuesdays balloting. What many say was the
most stunning upset was the defeat of two term
Anniston mayor Chip Howell. Anniston Businessman Gene Robinson
defeated Howell with 52% of the vote. Robinson said he was
extremely pleased with the outcome and would be a bulldog for
Anniston and it’s citizens. In the Anniston council races,
Incumbent Councilman Ben Little is assured of returning to the
council while ward two councilman Herbert Palmore is facing a runoff
on October 7th against David Reddick. In ward four,
political newcomer david dawson was elected with 62% of the vote.
In ward one, incumbent councilman Stan Bennett faced a strong
challenge from political newcomer John Spain who won with 52% of the
Oxford, Leon Smith has been returned for a seventh
term as mayor defeating city councilman Greg Thrower with 59% of the
vote. Surprises in
the oxford council races, Anniston bank executive Mitch Key
defeated incumbent councilman Mike Henderson with 52% of the vote.
In the race for council one there will be a runoff between Tony
Bolton and Phil Gardner on October 7th. In council place
2 incumbent June Reeves was re-elected with 56% of the vote. In the
city council 4 race, Chris spurlin was the winner with 62% of the
vote and incumbent councilman Steven Waaits was re elected with 60%
of the vote.
for Etowah County
In Attalla, Mayor Charles O’Rear will
have an Oct. 7 runoff race with council president pro tem Jane
Phillips, but that could change.O’Rear, who is serving his second
term as mayor, received 585 votes, or 31.88 percent, to Phillips’
449 votes, or 24.4 percent, with Harvey Martin a close third with
446 votes.Steve Gray received 337 votes and Danny Vaughn received 18
votes.City Clerk Sharon Jones said there are 13 provisional, or
challenged, votes that were cast, and those ballots will be ruled on
by the county Board of Registrars.Depending
on those votes, Martin could make the runoff instead of Philips.In
Glencoe, Mayor Charles Gilchrist was elected to a second term by
defeating former Mayor Tony Armstrong.Gilchrist received 847 votes,
or 57 percent of the vote.Rainbow City Mayor Terry John Calhoun was
elected to a second term, defeating Jackie Biddle. Hokes Bluff Mayor
Tim Langdale will face Councilman Garry Reeves in the Oct. 7
runoff.Langdale received 443 votes, or 39 percent, to 421 votes, or
37 percent, for Reeves. Councilman Larry Young received 269 votes.
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