Selma Mayor

Mayor’s Races: Two Local Incumbents Lose

When the final unofficial results were announced, two local incumbent mayors lost their re-election bids. Both of them serve cities in Tallapoosa County. In the Alexander City mayor’s race, Mayor Tommy Spraggins lost to Curtis Wood “Woody” Baird. The vote totals were 1,776 to 1,696, or 51% to 49%. Just down the road in Dadeville, Mayor Wayne Smith also lost….

James Perkins Defeats Miah Jackson in Selma Mayor’s Race

  Unofficial results show James Perkins has defeated Miah Jackson in the race for Selma Mayor. The final results are: James Perkins    4,001   64.9% Miah Jackson      2,164   35.10% Perkins held the office from 2000-2008. When he was first elected, he was the first Black mayor in Selma’s history. Jackson is the wife of District Attorney Michael Jackson….

Local Voters Return to the Polls Tuesday for City Runoffs

Tuesday is runoff day for voters in many cities across our area. They will be deciding municipal races, including those for mayor and city council. The races are non-partisan, so candidates don’t run as Democrats or Republicans. The runoffs are between candidates who finished first or second during the initial voting on August 25 in races where no candidate got…

Twelve People Running to Become Selma’s Next Mayor

There are twelve candidates each hoping to become the next mayor of Selma. The city election is August 25. Current Mayor Darrio Melton is not seeking a second term. He made the announcement on Facebook earlier this month. Here are the people who have qualified for the race: Tremayne Gorden Robert Green Miah Jackson Cleophus Mann James Perkins, Jr. Clyde…

Selma Mayor Expecting Challenging New Year

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Selma Mayor Darrio Melton is anticipating a challenging year in 2019 as he leads one of the oldest cities in the state boldly into the new year. Melton says crime is an issue that cities all around the country have to deal with. Melton says in Selma — workforce development is another challenge that needs…