BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — There are ten mayoral runoffs across Central Alabama today. Here’s a look at just a few of the big races today.
Steve Ware and Delor Baumann are vying for the mayor’s spot. During the municipal election, Ware received 46% of the vote, but 51% was needed for the win.
Baumann came in with 43%. These two candidates were separated by just 58 votes in August.
In Jasper, Sonny Posey stepped down as the city’s mayor after serving three terms. Greg Tinker and David O’Mary are vying for Posey’s spot.
Tinker was close during the municipal election, coming in with 48% of the vote, O’Mary had 42%.
In Graysville, Clark “Julio” Davis and Mary Sue Morgan are battling it out there.
In Trussville, Anthony Montalto and Buddy Choat are vying for the mayor’s spot.
Choat has lived in Trussville for more than 20 years and served as city council president.
Montalto is the current Trussville City Council President and works for Jefferson County schools. Montalto had 40% of the vote last go-around and Choat had 35%.
The future of Fairfield will be in the hands of a new mayor. Kenneth Coachman decided not to run for re-election after a string of issues.
Edward E. May, the current city attorney, received 925 votes during the original election. Johnnie Wyatt, a restaurant owner, received 717 votes.
The city has been riddled with problem after problem, so the two candidates will have to convince voters that they have the rights ideas to moved the city in a better direction.
From Max bus services being disrupted over money problems, to having to pinch pennies to figure out how to pay city staff, the new mayor will definitely be in the spotlight to see if he can turn things around.
There are also mayoral runoff elections in Sylacauga, Childersburg, Anniston and Northport.
Stay with CBS42 throughout the day for election results.