Montgomery Mayor Race: Steven Reed Wins, Becomes First Black Mayor In City’s History

Written by Brent Wilson on October 8, 2019
Steven Reed
Steven Reed

Steven Reed will be the next mayor of Montgomery after defeating David Woods in a run-off. Reed’s victory is a historical one, as he will become the cities first black Mayor in its 200-year history. Reed was not the only one who made history in elections tonight for becoming the first black mayor of a city in the state. Timothy Ragland joined Reed when he was elected as the first black mayor of Talladega.

Reed, the current Probate Judge in Montgomery County, is not a stranger to firsts. In 2012, when he first won his race for Probate Judge, he became the county’s first black Probate Judge elected as well. Reed also made history in 2015 when he was the first Probate Judge in Alabama to issue same-sex marriage licenses.

Steven Reed32,91867.3%
David Woods16,01032.7%

With 100 percent of votes being reported, Reed collected 32,918 (67.3%) compared to Woods with 16,010 (32.7%), according to unofficial results.

Once the results are verified by the Secretary of State, Reed will be sworn in as mayor Nov. 12 at Montgomery City Hall.

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With 98 percent of votes counted, Reed was winning with 67.2% compared to Woods with 32.8.

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This article will be updated as more information comes available.

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