Strange apparent winner in Montgomery

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Montgomery County Commission Chairman Todd Strange is the apparent winner in the special election for a new mayor of Montgomery.

With 99 percent of the precincts reporting, Strange had 20,389
votes, or 53 percent of the total. Michael Briddell was running
second at 33 percent.

Four other candidates trailed. They were Willie Cook, Jon Dow, Jay King and Scott Simmons.

The special election was held to fill the seat left vacant when Bobby Bright was elected to Congress.

Charles Jinright, a city council member, has served as interim mayor.

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