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Mayor Todd Strange Ready to Help in Reed’s Transition

Current Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange now only has a few weeks left in office before Mayor-elect Steven Reed takes over as the city’s top official. We caught up with the outgoing mayor Wednesday morning to talk about Reed’s victory. Strange says he is confident in Reed’s ability to lead the Capitol City because of previous leadership opportunities in other important…

Exclusive: Steve Flowers Analysis of Steven Reed’s Victory

Alabama News Network Political Analyst Steve Flowers shared his insight into Steven Reed’s overwhelming victory in the runoff for Montgomery Mayor. Reed becomes the first black mayor in Montgomery’s history. Flowers says Reed’s two-to-one margin over David Woods showed that Reed was an outstanding candidate. Flowers says Reed was the most qualified candidate in the original 12-person field that was…

Former Tuskegee Mayor Johnny Ford Speaks Out about Steven Reed’s Election

Former Tuskegee Mayor Johnny Ford can appreciate Steven Reed’s election as the first black mayor in Montgomery’s history. That’s because Ford was elected Tuskegee’s first black mayor in 1972. He went on to serve eight non-consecutive terms leading his city. Ford said it was only a matter of time before Montgomery voters elected a black mayor. He believes Reed will…

Montgomery Mayoral Candidates Preparing for Big Day

We are now just hours away from run-off election day in Montgomery. On Tuesday, residents will head to the polls and vote for the city’s next mayor, as well as three city council seats. We spoke with the candidates for mayor Sunday afternoon about their thoughts with only two days left to go. “We feel excited about the support that…

Watch: Steven Reed Speaks to Supporters

Montgomery mayoral candidate Steven Reed spoke to his supporters Live on TV after it became clear that he had made it into a runoff with second-place finisher David Woods. Reed finished with 42% of the vote to Woods’ 24%. Those two led the 12-candidate field all night. They will now face off on October 8 to see which one will…

Montgomery Co. Probate Judge Steven Reed to Run for Montgomery Mayor

Today in a statement emailed to Alabama News Network, Montgomery Co. Probate Judge Steven Reed announced his candidacy for mayor of Montgomery.  In the statement, Reed said he will announce the details of his campaign kickoff event and will release the members of his campaign leadership team soon. “I reached this decision after much prayer and many discussions with family,…

Secretary of State Explains Reason for Voting Issues in Montgomery

"Mechanical-Electronic-Human" mistake

As Alabama News Network has reported, State Rep. John Knight (D-Montgomery) says he had problems while trying to vote in the state runoffs on Tuesday. Apparently, he wasn’t alone. Alabama Sec. of State John Merrill confirms to Alabama News Network  nearly two dozen people in Montgomery had similar problems at the polls. Knight is a Democrat and wanted to vote…