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Wed March 11, 2009
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Montgomerians Elect Strange for Mayor

Montgomery, Alabama – Montgomery County Commission Chairman Todd Strange garnered 53 percent of the votes in Tuesday's election securing a win in the special election to name Montgomery's next mayor.

During his acceptance speech, Strange said he would, "rule this city with a benevolent policy, one that will be inclusive and one that will unify all of the city".

Political newcomer, Michael Briddell, earned 33 percent of the ballots cast by voters.

The remainder of the votes cast were split among Montgomery City Councilman Willie Cook with 5.99 percent, Scott Simmons with 5.35 percent, Jon Dow with 2.24 percent and Jay King with less than 1 percent.

By law, Strange could take office as soon as next Tuesday when the Montgomery City Council meets to certify the votes.