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Bobby Bright wins third term as mayor

MONTGOMERY (AP) — Voters in Montgomery on Tuesday re-elected Mayor Bobby Bright to his third term in office.

Scott Simmons, who also ran against Bright in the 2003 election, was the toughest of Bright’s three challengers and came in second.

With 98 percent of boxes reporting, Bright had 58.29 percent of the vote and Simmons had 32.98 percent. Behind the front-runners, Jon Dow and William Franklin Boyd divided the remaining 8.73 percent.

Montgomery County Probate Judge Reese McKinney said Tuesday evening that about 34 percent of the city’s registered voters came out to vote.

Four Montgomery City Council districts also held elections Tuesday.

In District 5, incumbent Cornelius “C.C.” Calhoun won re-election. With 21 of 22 boxes reporting, Calhoun had 2,598 votes. His two opponents, Terance Dawson and Wilhelmina Howard Harris, had 948 each.

District 4 incumbent James A. Nuckles will likely face David Burkett in a runoff Oct. 9. With 15 of 16 boxes reporting, Nuckles had 1,153 votes, Burkette had 750 votes, and James Brown Jr. had 474 votes.

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