Campaign 2020

First Black Mayor Elected in the City of Linden

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The city of Linden has elected the first black mayor — in the city’s 150 year history. Long-time Linden City Schools counselor Gwendolyn Rogers — is Linden’s mayor-elect. “I’m excited about it. I’m excited about the thing I have planned for our town, I’m excited about working with the members of our city council, I’m…

New Leadership Coming to the City of Valley Grande

Incoming mayor and at least four of the city's five council members are not part of city's current leadership.

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The city of Valley Grande will have a new mayor — and could have a whole new city council after a runoff for the last remaining council seat. David Wayne Labbe was not on the ballot in the municipal election in Valley Grande Tuesday. Nevertheless, he’ll still take over as the city’s mayor — once…

Perkins and Jackson Move On to Runoff in Selma Mayor’s Race

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A crowded field of twelve candidates in the Selma mayor’s race — has now been whittled down to the top two candidates — from Tuesday’s municipal election. The municipal election ended with a runoff in the mayor’s race — between James Perkins, Jr. — and Miah Jackson. That means there will be six more weeks…

Selma Voters Head to the Polls for the Municipal Election

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Dreary weather conditions couldn’t stop Selma voters from heading out to the polls Tuesday. They were determined to have a say — in choosing who will lead the city over the next four years. It’s rained off and on all day in the city — but poll officials say voter turnout for the election has…

Campaign 2020: The City Vote – List of Races & Candidates

Thousands of voters in our area will go to the polls on Tuesday, Aug. 25 to cast votes for mayor, city council and city school board seats. Montgomery held its city elections last year and is not a part of this 2020 municipal election cycle. Alabama News Network will be covering races throughout Central, West and South Alabama. Here is…

Secretary of State Meets with City Officials in Marion Amid Election Concerns

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Secretary of State John Merrill will be monitoring the upcoming municipal elections in Marion, Centreville and Selma — after candidates raise concerns about fraud and corruption. Secretary Merrill met with Marion city officials Wednesday morning to discuss the election. He said election observers are keeping a close eye on the absentee voting process — to…

Dallas Co. Election Results Lead to Several Historic Firsts

From the West Alabama newsroom– Dallas County is the site of the state’s first capital — as well as the site of historic civil rights events — that changed the world. And the county continues to make history today. People in Dallas County are surrounded by — and used to being a part of history. And even now they continue…

Change on the Way to Selma City Hall

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Selma voters will be choosing a new mayor in the upcoming municipal elections in August. Mayor Darrio Melton won’t be on the ballot — and there are a dozen candidates running for the mayor’s office. People in Selma say they want a mayor — who’s ready — and able. Someone who’s ready to lead —…