Campaign 2020

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 —…

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…

Long-time Ft. Deposit Mayor Set to Pass the Torch

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Longtime Fort Deposit Mayor Fletcher Fountain won’t be on the ballot in the upcoming municipal elections in August. After serving five terms in office — Fountain decided not to seek re-election. “I decided it’s about time to hang it up. Age, and my wife is not in the best of health, so I want to…

Sen. Doug Jones to Face Tommy Tuberville in U.S. Senate Showdown

  With former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville’s victory over former U.S. Senator Jeff Session in Tuesday’s runoffs, the stage is now set for Tuberville to take on incumbent Democratic Senator Doug Jones. The two are wasting no time in making their pitch to voters in advance of the November 3 general election. “I just spoke with President Trump. He…

Campaign 2020: Alabama Runoff Results

Alabama News Network has complete results of the July 14 runoffs. ALABAMA RUNOFF RESULTS The most-watched statewide race is the Republican runoff for U.S. Senate. Former U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions is facing former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville. The winner moves on to take on Democratic U.S. Senator Doug Jones in November. Another race to watch in our area is…

Low Voter Turnout in Dallas Co. for Runoff Election

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Dallas County voters are at the polls choosing a new tax collector — and two new county commissioners. Probate Judge Jimmy Nunn says voter turnout in Dallas County — has been low. He says voter turnout for a runoff — is usually lower than it is for a primary. Nunn says health concerns over COVID-19…

Senate, House Runoffs Included on Alabama Runoff Ballot

The Republican Senate runoff for U.S. Senate and three contests to select party nominees for two open U.S. House seats are the highlights of Tuesday’s election in Alabama. Here is a look at the top races on the ballot: U.S. SENATE Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former football coach Tommy Tuberville are fighting over the Republican nomination to…