Three Jeffco Cities Pick Mayors as Six Municipalities Hold Runoffs on Oct. 6

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Solomon Crenshaw Jr., BirminghamWatch

Voters in Center Point, Fairfield and Homewood will choose mayors on Tuesday, Oct. 6, as six municipalities in Jefferson County hold runoff elections.

In addition to those runoffs for mayor, residents of Fairfield, Homewood, Hoover, Lipscomb and Tarrant will elect city council members.

Twenty-seven cities and towns around Jefferson County held elections Aug. 25. The runoffs feature contests in which no candidate got a majority of the votes.

Homewood will be electing a new mayor, while incumbents will be seeking reelection in Center Point and Fairfield.

Incumbent Scott McBrayer finished third on Aug. 25 in a three-way field for mayor of Homewood. City Council member Patrick McClusky led the voting and will face political newcomer Chris Lane in the runoff.

In Center Point, Mayor Tom Henderson led four candidates in the first election but failed to garner a majority. Henderson has been mayor since the city’s first election in 2002, and challenger Bobby Scott has served one term on the City Council.

Fairfield Mayor Eddie Penney topped a field of seven candidates in August and will face Micheal K. Williams, a program director at Miles College, in the runoff.

The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in each of the cities.

For information on voting, see the Voters’ Toolbox for Oct. 6 Municipal Runoff Elections.

Following is a list of cities and towns with elections. Click on the name of a mayoral candidate for information about that person.

CENTER POINT

(Mayor and one City Council seat)

Mayor

Tom Henderson

Bobby Scott

City Council

Place 3: No runoff because Roger Barlow withdrew, leaving Tiffany Collins-Moore as the victor.

FAIRFIELD

(Mayor and one City Council seat)

Mayor

Eddie Penny

Micheal K. Williams

City Council

District 2:

Gloria Matthews

Susan Jo Rembert Parks

HOMEWOOD

(Mayor and two City Council seats)

Mayor

Chris Lane

Patrick McClusky

City Council

Ward 2, Place No. 2

Celeste (Yarbrough) Bayles

Andrew Wolverton

Ward 3, Place No. 1

Nick Sims

Brady Wilson

HOOVER

(One City Council seat)

City Council

Place 2

Robin Schultz

Sam Swiney

LIPSCOMB

(One City Council seat)

City Council

District 1

Lakenda Poellnitz

Barry Reddick

TARRANT

(One City Council seat)

City Council

District 1

Veronica Bandy Freeman

Cynthia Hurd Threatt

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