Daphne Alabama mayor

Politics & Government
9:25 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Daphne Voters Elect City's First Black Mayor

Bailey Yelding Jr.

A Daphne man has become the first black person to win election as mayor of the Alabama city.

Al.com reports (http://bit.ly/ReoyyT) that Bailey Yelding Jr. had previously taken office as mayor by way of appointment.

In an election Tuesday night, complete but unofficial results showed that he won Yelding won by a 121-vote margin over one-term City Councilman Derek Boulware.