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William Bell wins new term as Birmingham mayor

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Birmingham voters turned out to elect the next mayor, city council and school board Tuesday and FOX6 will be following these races throughout the evening.

Birmingham Mayor William Bell has earned his second full term. He earned 73 percent of the vote against four other candidates.

In the Birmingham council races, two candidates have pulled ahead as the frontrunners for council president: Marcus Lundy holds 30 percent of the vote and Leroy Bandy holds 24 percent of the vote. This triggers a runoff between the two candidates.

In Birmingham Council District 6 race, Sheila Tyson has pulled ahead with 60 percent of the vote. This is the seat that Carole Smitherman vacated earlier this year to take a judgeship.

In the Birmingham Board of Education elections, only District 3 candidate Brian Giattina is running unopposed. The other eight of nine seats are up for grabs. Incumbents in five districts are fighting to keep their seats. Currently, Virginia Volker (District 2) and Emanuel Ford (District 9) are behind in their races.

Here are the (unofficial) winners of the Birmingham elections:

Birmingham Mayor: William A. Bell, Sr., 73 percent of the vote

Birmingham Council D-1: Lashunda Scales, 64 percent of the vote

Birmingham Council D-2: Kim Rafferty, 32 percent of the vote

Birmingham Council D-4: Maxine Herring Parker, 74 percent of the vote

Birmingham Council D-5: Johnathan F. Austin, 73 percent of the vote

Birmingham Council D-6: Sheila Tyson, 60 percent of the vote

Birmingham Council D-7: James Roberson, Jr., 63 percent of the vote

Birmingham Council D-8: Steven Hoyt, 61 percent of the vote

Birmingham Council D-9: Runoff between Marcus Lundy and Leroy Bandy

Click here to view a list of the unofficial winners, as released by the city of Birmingham (PDF)

Birmingham BOE D-1: Runoff between Sherman Collins, Jr. and Douglas Lee Ragland

Birmingham BOE D-2: Lyord Watson, 62 percent of the vote

Birmingham BOE D-4: Runoff between Gwen Sykes and Daagye Hendricks

Birmingham BOE D-5: Randall Woodfin, 70 percent of the vote

Birmingham BOE D-6: Runoff between Cheri A. Gardner and Gwendolyn Thomas Bell

Birmingham BOE D-7: Wardine T. Alexander, 51 percent of the vote

Birmingham BOE D-8: April Myers Williams, 58 percent of the vote

Birmingham BOE D-9: Sandra K. Brown, 70 percent of the vote

Runoff elections will be held Oct. 8, 2013.

For the latest information, you can follow us on Twitter @myfoxal and check race results as they come in at MyVoteAlabama.com.

Copyright 2013 WBRC. All rights reserved.

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