Alabama capital elects first black mayor

Alabama capital elects first black mayor


THE VOTES ARE IN… AND THE RESULTS… ARE HISTORIC. FOX NEWS CORRESPONDENT JACKIE IBANEZ HAS DETAILS OF THE MONTGOMERY MAYORAL ELECTION… WITH A DIFFERENT OUTCOME FOR THE FIRST TIME IN TWO CENTURIES. 3 MAKING HISTORY… VOTERS IN MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA ELECTING STEVEN REED AS THE FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN MAYOR IN THE CITY’S 200 YEAR HISTORY. REED says: “Tonight sent a signal not just to all of us here in Montgomery, all of us in Alabama, it sent a signal throughout this country about what type of community we are right now not what we were, but what we are right now and what we want to be going forward.” IN THE MAYORAL RUN- OFF ELECTION, REED, A DEMOCRAT, DEFEATED BUSINESSMAN DAVID WOODS. THE 45-YEAR-OLD MONTGOMERY COUNTY PROBATE JUDGE EARNING 67-PERCENT OF THE VOTE IN A CITY OF ROUGHLY 200 THOUSAND PEOPLE…. SIXTY PERCENT OF THOSE RESIDENTS ARE BLACK, ACCORDING TO THE U-S CENSUS.REED says: “The history making part is important because of how we made it and who we made it with. And that was across this community, across racial lines, income lines, cultural lines, across age lines. We really made an impact. And I believe that is something that really puts us in position to do big things in this city in a way that really changes the narrative about who we are.” AFTER HIS VICTORY, REED TELLING HIS SUPPORTERS THIS IS A NEW CHAPTER FOR ALABAMA’S CAPITAL AND A CITY THAT PLAYED A CRITICAL ROLE IN THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. defined by our past. We’re going to learn from it. And we’re going to move forward.” THIS ISN’T THE FIRST 3 TIME REED HAS MADE HISTORY… WHEN HE WAS ELECTED AS A MONTGOMERY COUNTY PROBATE JUDGE IN 20-12, HE WAS THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND YOUNGEST PERSON TO DO SO. JACKIE IBANEZ, FOX NEWS 3

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