Local voters favored a blast from the past with this week’s elections bringing a former news anchor and former mayor to key positions in addition to showing a perference for job experience and a business background in the highly contested Mayoral and Sheriff’s race.
Winning a seat on City Council is Joyce Morgan and young family entrepreneur Katrina Brown who battled political veteran Pat Lockett Felder for the District 8 seat. Reginald Gaffney who hails from another political dynasty won a narrow victory over George Spencer for the District 7 Seat. Republican Sam Newby, who was considered the underdog against favorite JuCoby Pittman celebrated a victory for the At Large Group 5 Seat.
In the race many considered a toss up, Lenny Curry beat incumbent Mayor Alvin Brown. Mayor Brown was the city’s first African-American elected mayor. Ken Jefferson who ran a long and storied race that even included spending the night in high crime areas, lost to Republican Mike Williams.