Voters make choices in runoff election

By the Gulf Coast Media Staff
Posted 10/6/16

Residents in four Baldwin County municipalities headed to the polls Tuesday to vote in runoff elections for city council positions.

In Bay Minette, incumbent Danleigh Corbett managed a six vote …

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Voters make choices in runoff election

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Residents in four Baldwin County municipalities headed to the polls Tuesday to vote in runoff elections for city council positions.

In Bay Minette, incumbent Danleigh Corbett managed a six vote victory over challenger Mark Daniels, 107 votes to 101 votes.

In Daphne, voters in Districts 2 and 4 came out in smaller numbers than expected.

In District 2, incumbent Pat Rudicell had 324 votes to Larry Chason’s 257. For District 4, challenger Doug Goodlin had 259 votes to incumbent Randy Fry’s 205.

In Fairhope, turnout was higher than expected for a runoff election, where Jimmy Conyers bested incumbent Diana Brewer by a nearly two to one vote margin, 1,791 votes to 921 for Brewer.

Conyers said he was humbled by the result.

“I appreciate the faith and support from all of the voters in Fairhope, and I’m looking forward to getting on the council to try to keep Fairhope a wonderful place to live,” Conyers said.

In Elberta, incumbent Michael Hudson won over challenger Chris Williams, 201 votes to 121.

Hudson said he was pleased with the result and thanked the voters for returning him to office.

“I believe the people looked at what I’ve done over the last four years and the plans I’m trying to put in place,” Hudson said. “I also think people saw through all of the mistruths and lies about what actually goes on in the town.”

All of the numbers reported reflect unofficial vote counts that will be certified over the next week by the municipalities’ councils.

Crystal Cole and Cliff McCollum contributed to this report.