Incumbent mayors fare well
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 24, 2004
From Staff Reports
Voters in cities and towns across Shelby County flocked to the polls yesterday to choose their leaders for the next four years.
Mayors in most of the
municipalities faced challenges; but several emerged unscathed.
Bobby Hayes, for instance, longtime mayor of Pelham, won in a landslide there with 74.7 percent of the vote, or 1,428 votes. Challengers Clifford Bradley Bearden and Ben Burger received 7.8 and 17.5 percent of the vote, respectively.
In Alabaster, David Frings battled his way through a tough fight for mayor, winning with 54 percent of the vote, or 3,011 votes. Henry Hines garnered 718 votes (13 percent) and Larry Rollan had 1,812 votes (36 percent).
&uot;It feels great. I was hoping to win without a runoff, and we pulled it off,&uot; Frings said. &uot;We’re going to continue to work on what we got started the first term. It looks like a lot of incumbents got back in. We’re going to regroup and keep working on positive projects for the city of Alabaster.&uot;
His opponents wished him luck.
&uot;I guess people just didn’t want to buy what I was selling, and I just wish the mayor and council the best of luck and hope the city continues to move forward and prosper,&uot; said Larry Rollan.
&uot;I ran a clean campaign. I’m proud of that fact. I don’t have anything that I’ve done that I feel ashamed of. The voters have spoken. I just appreciate everybody that came out and supported me and everybody that voted.&uot;
Columbiana Mayor Allan Lowe received the people’s vote to continue for the next four years. Lowe received 607 votes or 58 percent to challenger Howell Horn’s 439 votes (42 percent).
Lowe expressed his amazement at the turnout.
&uot;I’m happy that folks have chosen to give me another four years to continue what this council has started,&uot; he said.
&uot;We’ve always had the support of the people and the residents. If you liked the last four years, you’re going to love the next four.&uot;
Horn declined to comment.
Sonny Penhale will add four more years to his 37-year total with yesterday’s vote. Penhale received votes ( percent) to Frank Park’s votes ( percent).
&uot;We are very happy about it,&uot; Penhale said. &uot;I felt confident about it. I went to every door in Helena just about. I worked real hard. When you let people know you want their vote, they respond.&uot;
George Roy will add four more years to his 36 years as mayor. He received 792 votes or 54 percent of the vote to Lemoyne Glasgow’s 681 votes to 46 percent.
Earl Niven Sr. will post four more years as Chelsea mayor as well. Niven received 648 votes (55 percent) to Jay Jerman’s 534 (45 percent).
Shelby County’s only city to face a run-off election in the mayoral slot on Sept. 14 is Harpersville. Theoangelo Perkins squares off against Paul Brooks. Perkins received 48 percent of the vote (289 votes) to Brooks’ 36 percent (215 votes). Raymond Carter received 91 votes, and James Quinton Richey received four.
Sharon Anderson was the clear choice to be mayor of Montevallo. She received 692 votes (67 percent) to Don Hughes’ 335 votes (33 percent).
Terry Allen will serve as the next mayor of Vincent. Allen received 351 votes or 60.1 percent to Mike Andrews’ 209 votes (36.2 percent) and Kenneth Simons’ 18 votes (3.7 percent).
Rosemary Liveoak challenged current Mayor Jake Morris in Wilsonville and won the day. Liveoak received 334 votes or 52 percent to Morris’s 308 votes or 48 percent.
Incumbent Joe Fancher retained his seat as mayor of Wilton. Fancher received 110 votes to James &uot;Mickey&uot; Henson’s 35 and Jana Tucker’s 15 votes.
Chosen to represent Ward 1 was Jerry Workman with 52 percent of the vote or 390 votes. Incumbent Bobby Harris received 355 votes, or 48 percent.
Chosen to represent Ward 2 was Mark Harwood with 43
percent of the vote or 266 votes. Bob Hicks and B.N. &uot;Pete&uot; Peterson received 231 and 119 votes, respectively.
Chosen to represent Ward 3 was incumbent Adam Moseley with 56 percent of the vote or 412 votes. Carol B. Reddoch received 322 votes, or 44 percent.
Chosen to represent Ward 4 was incumbent Rick Walters with 54 percent of the vote or 449 votes. Mike Morton and Amy Milliron received 159 and 230 votes, respectively.
Chosen to represent Ward 5 was Jim McClain with 66 percent of the vote or 605 votes. Russelle Hubbard received 313 votes, or 34 percent.
Chosen to represent Ward 6 was John Sarris with 46 percent of the vote or 304 votes. Mike Sherwood and Randy Robinson had 266 and 87 votes, respectively.
Chosen to represent Ward 7 was incumbent Tommy Ryals with 671 votes or 69 percent of the vote. Terry L. Massey received 296 votes, or 31 percent.
Chosen to represent District 1 was Jerry Davis with 51 percent of the vote or 302 votes. Tommie Lynn Morrison received 285 votes, or 49 percent.
Chosen to represent District 3 was Bobby Joe Phillips with 64 percent of the vote or 158 votes. Patsy Grant Harris received 88 votes.
Chosen to represent District 4 was David Bradshaw with 75 percent of the vote or 159 votes. Arthur Davis received 52 votes, or 25 percent.
Chosen to represent District 5 was Mike Roberson with 195 votes or 67 percent of the vote. Alan Watts received 94 votes, or 33 percent.
Incumbent Ernest Montgomery was unopposed for the District 3 seat.
Chosen to represent District 1 was Don King with 625 votes or 55 percent. Lola Janette Young and Patrick O’Doherty
received 128 and 396 votes, respectively.
Chosen to represent District 2 was Col. John Ritchie with 61 percent of the vote or 698 votes. Leslie H. &uot;Butch&uot; Sirles Jr.
received 450 votes, or 39 percent.
Chosen to represent District 4 was Jeffrey &uot;Mike&uot; Denton with 587 votes or 52 percent of the vote. Jimmy Lovvorn received 551 votes, or 48 percent.
Chosen to represent District 5 was Juanita Champion with 594 votes to Earl Niven Jr.’s 583 votes.
James &uot;Jim&uot; Ferguson was unopposed for the District 3 seat.
Chosen to represent District 1 was Frieda Abrams with 55 percent of the vote or 89 votes. Leslie Whiting received 74 votes, or 45 percent.
Derrick Bryant and Danny Kelley will face off in a runoff Sept. 12. Kelley received 43 percent of the vote or 58 votes to Bryant’s 28 percent of 38 votes. Cory Crowe received 37 votes, and Ralph McKinzie received two.
Incumbent Tim Billingsley will face Brian Stevens in a runoff. Billingsley received 139 votes or 48 percent to Stevens’ 28 percent or 82 votes. Alvin &uot;Buddy&uot; Bird received 24 percent of the vote or 71 votes.
Incumbent Ouida Mayfield will face Stoney Glenn in a runoff as well. Mayfield had 108 votes or 44 percent to Glenn’s 72 votes or 30 percent. John Farr Jr. had 63 votes.
Incumbent Tom Seale was unopposed for the District 4 seat.
Chosen to represent District 1, Place 1 was Beverly Johnson with 58 percent of the vote, or 132 votes. James &uot;Panky&uot; McKinney received 95 votes, or 42 percent.
Chosen to represent District 1, Place 2 was Shirley Middleton with 80 percent of the vote, or 180 votes. Paul Butler received 44 votes, or 20 percent.
Chosen to represent District 2, Place 1 was Deborah Logan with 68 percent of the vote, or 227 votes. Martha Parsons received 105 votes, or 32 percent.
Chosen to represent District 2, Place 2 was William Rayfield with 70.7 percent of the vote or 256 votes. Al Chatham II received 106 votes, or 29.3 percent.
Chosen to represent District 2, Place 3 was Janet Gill with 78 percent of the vote, or 266 votes. Jerusha Hamm received 74 votes, or 22 percent.
Chosen to represent Place 1 was Colleen Lenz with 52 percent of the vote or 1,707 votes. Adam George received 1,602 votes, or 48 percent.
Chosen to represent Place 2 was Barbara Hyche with 50.1
percent of the vote. Jackson Knox received 1,626 votes, or 49.3 percent.
Chosen to represent Place 3 was Tom Lefebvre with 50.2 percent of the vote. Don Sharpe received 1,653 votes, or 49.8 percent.
Chosen to represent Place 4 was Jerry Pate with 55 percent of the vote, or 1,808 votes. James Jones received 1,506 votes, or 45 percent.
Chosen to represent Place 5 was Katherine Ennis with 52 percent of the vote, or 1,735 votes. Bob Hopton-Jones received 1,586 votes, or 48 percent.
Chosen to represent District 1 was Dana Byrd with 185 votes, or 56 percent of the vote. Mary Crawford received 145, or 44 percent.
Chosen to represent District 4 was Hollie Cost with 114 votes, or 54 percent of the vote. Billie Lacey and Don Alexander received 60 and 36 votes, respectively
Chosen to represent District 5 was Becky Cox with 77 percent of the vote, or 186 votes. Mae Glosson received 56 votes.
Willie Goldsmith was unopposed in District 2, and Greg Pendleton was unopposed in District 3. Both are incumbents.
All districts in Pelham were unopposed with incumbent Rosemary Metcalf in Place 1, incumbent Mike Dickens in Place 2, incumbent Willard Payne in Place 3, Robert Sullivan in Place 4 and incumbent Karyl Rice in Place 5.
Larry King and Paul Sumners will face off in a runoff for Council Place 1. King received 40 percent of the vote, or 57 votes to Sumners’ 22 percent, or 38 votes. Challengers Karen Daniel George received 18 votes and Judy Macon received 31 votes.
A runoff is necessary for the Place 2 council seat as well. Earnest Kidd with 49 votes will face Kimberly Riggins with 48 votes. Challenger Ronnie Hamilton received 25 votes.
Johnny Edwards and Kathy Hassett tied for the Place 3 seat on the council. Both received 30 votes and will face off in the runoff. Vivian Denty received 15 votes.
Chosen to represent Place 4 was Billy Raye Moore with 66 percent of the vote, or 80 percent. Mark Brown received 35 votes and Ralph Kimble Jr. received six votes.
Mary Lee Reynolds will face off against Rex Smiley for the Place 5 seat. Reynolds had 36 votes or 32 percent and Smiley had 50 votes or 45 percent. Phyllis Jews received 26 votes.
Chosen at large to represent Wilsonville were Jim Stone with 494 votes, Dana Ray with 446 votes, Calvin Gill with 442 votes, Ricky Ray Morris with 420 votes, Alan Revis with 411 votes, Melissa Rosetta with 377 votes and Terry Newman with 354 votes.
All districts in Wilton were unopposed with James &uot;Kirk&uot; Hamby in District 1, Christi Callahan in District 2, Carolinea Selman in District 3, Carol Wisor in District 4 and Deborah Ann Hudson in District 5.
All staff members contributed to this report