MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Most current on the mayoral election in Montgomery, Alabama (all instances regional):

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Voters in Alabama’s capital have elected the initial black mayor in the city’s 200-year history.

Probate Judge Steven Reed won Tuesday’s runoff election by a wide margin more than David Woods, a white businessman.

Reed will be the initial African American mayor of the city exactly where Southern delegates voted to type the Confederacy in 1861.

Unofficial returns showed Reed capturing 67% of the vote with 98% of precincts reporting.

He will replace present Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange, who did not seek reelection.

Reed is the initial black probate judge of Montgomery County, and his father Joe Reed is the longtime leader of the black caucus of the Alabama Democratic Celebration.


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Montgomery mayoral candidate Steven Reed speaks to the Montgomery Advertiser Editorial Board at the newspaper offices in Montgomery, Ala., on Monday September 16, 2019. Reed is in a runoff election today, Tuesday October 8, 2019, against David Woods to try and become the next mayor of Montgomery.

Voters in Montgomery, Alabama, are about to elect a new mayor.

Probate Judge Steven Reed and businessman David Woods face each and every other in the Tuesday runoff. The two have been the best finishers in the initial round of voting in August.

Reed is the probate judge of Montgomery County. Woods is a businessman and owns WCOV-Television.

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The winner of the runoff will replace present Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange. Strange did not seek reelection.

If Reed is elected, he will be the city’s initial African-American mayor.