Hayes, Coleman elected in Geneva races

Published: Oct. 7, 2020 at 9:45 AM CDT
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - A new Geneva mayor was elected last night, David Hayes taking the victory with 619 votes and his opponent Greg Adams ending the night with 490 votes.

Hayes led the race with 56 percent of the votes. He said this was a gratifying victory for not only himself, but for his supporters.

Hayes was born and raised in Geneva. He is a businessman and as mayor he strives to bring more businesses to the community. Along with that mission he wants to clean up the town of Geneva. He said to make it more presentable and to make residents proud again to live in Geneva, Alabama. He shares how that process will look.

“People cleaning up abandoned properties, people cleaning up their properties, taking responsibility for their own things, which we haven’t been doing a lot of." Hayes said. "Cleaning up our streets, putting up new street signs that you could read now because we have street signs that are probably 60 years old that you can’t even read. Just small things that turn out to be big things, and, you know, it’s not going to take long. Once we get started, and we are going to start fast, that’s one thing that we are going to do, we are going to start fast, as soon as we’re in there, and we’re going to get physically strong and we’re going to make things accountable and we’re going to get to work.”

Hayes thanks his supporters and welcomes his candidates supporters as he is ready to get to work as the new Geneva mayor.

Daniel Coleman is newest member of the Geneva City County after defeating Mike Bryan in Tuesday’s runoff. Just two votes separated the two and Todd Mote during the election six weeks ago.

Coleman will represent the city’s seventh district. Incumbent Brad Weeks opted not to seek reelection.

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