Showers wins Huntsville District 1 seat

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - In Huntsville District 1, six-term city councilman Richard Showers will get a seventh term.

Showers won the race with 62 percent of the votes over his challenger, Gene Perry with 38 percent of the votes

Showers, who has been a councilman since 1988, celebrated with another four years on the council.

Both men did some last minute campaigning at Johnson High School. Some precincts had three people show up and others had about 300 so it was mixed at all 14 precincts in District 1.

Richard Showers said it is his proven record that keeps him representing District 1 which covers a majority of north Huntsville.

I asked him what that record was and he pointed out major road improvements, pushing for building the most used recreation center in the city that bears his name, and increasing diversity on the board.

He said he still has work to do and it starts with the completion of the northern bypass.

"Any time you put in something like a bypass it creates character, industry, business, homes will come, when business comes, homes are going to come. So that's going to be one of the top items for north Huntsville," said Showers.

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