Steven Reed makes history as Montgomery’s first black mayor

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Montgomery County Probate Judge Steven Reed has defeated David Woods and will become Montgomery’s next mayor.

He makes history as the city’s first black mayor.

With 98 percent of precincts reporting, Reed had 67 percent of the votes. A total of 48,979 ballots were cast in Tuesday’s election.

Reed will replace current Mayor Todd Strange, who, after a decade of service, did not seek reelection.

He will be sworn into office on Nov. 12.