Residents in Mobile know who their next mayor will be, but there’s still some work to be done in Birmingham.
In Mobile, Sandy Stimpson was elected to his second term as mayor. He defeated former mayor Sam Jones with just over 57 percent of the vote.
But in Birmingham, incumbent mayor William Bell is heading to a runoff with challenger Randall Woodfin. Unofficial returns from last night showed Woodfin was leading a crowded field of mayoral candidates with approximately 40 percent of the vote. Bell had earned around 36 percent.
Out of the dozen candidates for Birmingham mayor, William Bell and Randall Woodfin will face off in a runoff. Also headed to a runoff is a contentious race for the Birmingham City Council seat in District 5 between Birmingham City Council President Johnathan Austin and Darrell O’Quinn, the president of the Birmingham Citizens’ Advisory Board.
Those elections will be held October 3.