Birmingham’s run-off elections on Oct. 3, 2017 are over, and the results are in! (click here in the app)
Randall Woodfin garnered 24,910 votes while incumbent mayor William Bell took home 17,353 votes. Percentage wise, Bell trailed 41% of the vote to Woodfin’s 58.94%.
Down the ballot, Hunter Williams claimed the District 2 seat over incumbent Kim Rafferty with 71% of the vote.
Darrell O’Quinn narrowly won over the District 5 voter base in Birmingham, taking 52% of the vote, and only winning by a margin of 159 votes.
John Hilliard’s victory over Roderick Royal was even more narrow than O’Quinn’s win, taking the seat by only 62 votes. The close race also went back and forth, with Hilliard claiming the victory at the last minute with 51% of the vote.
Douglas Ragland defeated Cedric Small in the very small District 1 race. Ragland’s 25 votes were enough to take the seat over Small’s 18.
Daagye Hendricks held onto victory in the District 4 runoff by 105 votes. His opponent Edward Maddox garnered 49% of the vote in a respectable showing.
Michael Millsap won 57% of the vote to claim the District 5 seat over David McKinney.
District 7’s race had a slightly wider margin of victory than the other races, with Patricia McAdory’s 60% claiming the seat over Walter’s Wilson’s 40%.
However, the largest margin of victory in the school board races belonged to Sonja Smith, who took 64% of the vote in her race against Patricia Bozeman-Henderson.