Akridge wins Huntsville District 2 runoff

Akridge is apparent winner of Huntsville District 2 runoff

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Frances Akridge was victorious over Mary Jane Caylor in Tuesday’s runoff election for Huntsville’s second district.

With 100 percent of the precincts reported, the unofficial results on the Madison County website were 3,364 for Akridge and 2,301 for Caylor.

Caylor took to Facebook shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday to post what appears to be a concession. Part of it read: " It is with a heavy heart that I report it doesn’t seem like we came up with as many votes as Ms. Akridge. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will be forever moved by the encouragement of new friends I made along the campaign trail, and by the generous, exhaustive efforts put forth by close friends who I’ve been fortunate to know for many years."

With over 2,000 votes cast for both my opponent and I, notwithstanding the final tally of absentee ballots, I am so...

Posted by Mary Jane Caylor for City Council on Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The runoff was a result of Akridge coming up eight votes shy of securing the seat in August.

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