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Montgomery Elects Its First Black Mayor

Maria Perez
Oct 9, 2019 - 4:00
Montgomery Elects Its First Black Mayor

The city of Montgomery, Alabama has elected a Black mayor for the first time in its 200-year history. Montgomery County Judge Steven Reed won a runoff election on October 8 against television station owner David Woods by more than 16,000 votes. Reed will replace the city’s current mayor, Todd Strange, who did not seek reelection. "Let the record show tonight, above all... what we can do when we come together in this city and we build around positivity, around opportunity, and all the things that tie us together versus those things that keep us apart," Reed told supporters following his win, according to the news station. Reed will be sworn into office on November 12. In an interview with

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