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Woodfin Cruises to Reelection in Birmingham Mayoral Race

August 25, 2021 by Dan McCue
Birmingham, Alabama Mayor Randall Woodfin.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Birmingham, Alabama Mayor Randall Woodfin cruised to an easy reelection win Tuesday night by garnering 64% of the vote and leaving no doubt that a runoff election will be unnecessary this year.

In declaring victory at about 10 p.m. local time, Woodfin attributed his overwhelming performance at the polls to working hard in his first term and working no less hard during his reelection campaign.

Among other things, he said, his campaign knocked on a total 80,000 doors, despite the ongoing pandemic, made 120,000 calls to prospective voters, and sent out 160,000 texts.

“My commitment and sense of urgency will be the same over the next four years,” Woodfin said as he thanked his supporters and gave a celebratory hug to his mother, Cynthia Woodfin-Kellum.

Seven people had challenged Woodfin in the mayoral contest. They were former Mayor William Bell, building contractor Chris Woods, sports agent Erin Philemon Hill II, Jefferson County Commissioner Lashunda Scales, former city worker Darryl Williams, mental health advocate Cerissa Brown and Napoleon Gonzalez.

With all 68 precincts reporting Wednesday morning, Woodfin had received 64.33% of the vote, Scales, 20.77%, Bell 9.14% and Woods 4.26%. 

No other candidate received as much as 1% of the vote.

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