Daphne voters elect city's first black mayor

Tools

DAPHNE, Ala. (AP) — 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.

Yelding, a former teacher and coach, served for 11 years on the City Council before his colleagues tapped him last year for the city's top post after Fred Small's sudden resignation. He ran on a platform of experience and stability.



This content requires the latest Adobe Flash Player and a browser with JavaScript enabled. Click here for a free download of the latest Adobe Flash Player.

Poll

Which Restaurants Would You Most Like to See in Montgomery? (vote for one or more)

  • Benihana
  • California Pizza Kitchen
  • Chuy's
  • J. Alexander's
  • Landry's Seafood
  • P.F. Chang's
  • Romano's Macaroni Grill
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House

What's onFull Schedule

Hot Video From AP

AP Video