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Steven Reed Sworn-in as Montgomery’s First Black Mayor

1/3Steven Reed Sworn-in Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Steven Reed Sworn-in Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Steven Reed Sworn-in Show Caption Hide Caption Montgomery mayor-elect Steven Reed has officially been sworn-in as the city’s first black mayor. The city of Montgomery held an inauguration ceremony at the Montgomery Performing Arts Center in Downtown Montgomery. Nine of the newly elected city council members…

Mayor Todd Strange Reflects on his 10 Years as Montgomery Mayor

Monday was outgoing Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange’s last full day in office. Strange sat down with Alabama News Network reporter Jerome Jones to discuss his decade of service. Mayor Strange says the city is in good hands with Mayor Elect Steven Reed, and he is excited about what the future holds for Montgomery. Categories: Montgomery, News Tags: mayor elect steven…

Exclusive: Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange Reflects on His 10 Years in Office

Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange took time on his final full day in office to sit down with Alabama News Network anchor Darryl Hood to reflect on his 10 years leading the city. The Live interview appeared on Alabama News Network at 6. Strange was elected in a special election and took office in March 2009. Since then, he says he’s…

Community Churches Come Together to Pray for Mayor-Elect Reed

Events leading up to Mayor-elect Steven Reed’s inauguration continued Sunday. Local church leaders hosted the inaugural Unity Interfaith Worship Service. The event was held at Montgomery’s True Divine Baptist Church. Alabama State University’s choir sang songs, and local pastors read from the Bible, Torah, and Koran. The church leaders also offered prayers for elected officials and the city of Montgomery….

Civil Rights Memorial Celebrates 30 Year Anniversary

Tuesday marked a milestone and a day of remembrance in Montgomery. An event honoring the 30th anniversary of the Civil Rights Memorial was held in downtown. The Memorial was dedicated by the Southern Poverty Law Center on November 5th, 1989. It honors 40 men women and children who were killed during the Civil Rights Movement. People from all across the…

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…