Mobile mayor race 2013

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Mobile's police chief is retiring.

   Chief Micheal T. Williams announced Wednesday he will step down from the post within 60 days.

   Williams is leaving before mayor-elect Sandy Stimpson takes office. Stimpson defeated two-term incumbent Sam Jones on Tuesday.

   Williams was named police chief in 2010. He's worked for the Mobile Police Department for more than two decades.

Bill Starling/bstarling@al.com

Mobile has a new mayor, but Birmingham voters re-elected the incumbent in municipal elections.

Mike Brantley/mbrantley@al.com

Birmingham and Mobile are both electing mayors on Tuesday.

   In Birmingham, incumbent William Bell faces four challengers as he seeks his first, full four-year term. Bell originally took office after the felony conviction of former Mayor Larry Langford and then won a shortened term.

   Bell is being opposed by Kamau Afrika, Patricia Bell, Stephannie Sigler Huey and Adlai Trone in a low-key municipal campaign.

   In Mobile, Mayor Sam Jones is being opposed by Sandy Stimpson and Doris Brown.