Incumbent Mayors Defeated in Decatur, Tuskegee


By CBS-8 Reporter

Voters in several Alabama cities ave defeated incumbent mayors and Phenix City has elected its first black mayor in one of many municipal elections across Alabama.


In Decatur, challenger Don Kyle captured 45 percent of the vote Tuesday in a four-person mayoral race involving incumbent mayor Don Stanford, who got about 6 percent. Kyle now faces the second-place finisher, Carl Cole, in a runoff election Oct. 9.


In Anniston, former municipal Judge Vaughn Stewart defeated 10 other candidates in the mayor's race, including incumbent Gene Robinson.


In Tuskegee, former Mayor Johnny Ford got 57 percent of the vote to defeat incumbent Mayor Omar Neal, who got about 38 percent.


In Phenix City, Eddie Lowe will become the city's first black mayor after winning Tuesday's election with about 64 percent of the vote.

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