Runoff elections coming up for municipal seats
by Will Heath
Sep 12, 2012 | 3447 views |  0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Some elections in St. Clair County still remain to be decided.
Councils in four different municipalities in the county declared runoff elections for municipal seats. In all cases, the original race involved more than two candidates and no candidate claimed a majority.
Runoff elections are set to take place Oct. 9. Polls will be open beginning at 7 a.m.
The races for mayor in both Pell City and Leeds will both be decided in a runoff. In Leeds, incumbent Eric Patterson received 611 votes in a four-way race, good enough to finish second to David Miller, who received 927.
Also in Leeds, Council Place 4 will be decided in a runoff. Kelly Washburn received 156 votes, to Craig Wadsworth’s 154. Incumbent Charlotte Earnest finished third.
The mayor’s seat will also go to a runoff in Pell City. Former mayor Adam Stocks was the leading vote-getter, with 801 votes, to second-place finisher Joe Funderburg, who received 637.
The council seat for District 4 is also on the ballot. Greg Jacobik received 181 votes in that election, to 170 for Sharon Thomas. 
Council seats are up for election in other cities as well. In Ashville, Cliff Roberts and Charles A. Tipton received an identical 155 votes for Council Place 2; for Place 3, Adam Abernathy received 215 votes to Benjamin Bothwell’s 144.
Place 5 on the Steele Town Council is also in a runoff. Henry Whisenant Sr. received 156 votes, while Jody Free finished second with 119.
For more information on the runoffs and who is eligible to vote, contact your local City Hall. 

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