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Matt Massey gives a victory speech following Tuesday's runoff. (Source: WAFF) Matt Massey gives a victory speech following Tuesday's runoff. (Source: WAFF)
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MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Madison County Schools Superintendent candidate Matt Massey gave a victory speech in front of supporters Tuesday night.

Massey declared victory about one hour after polls closed in the runoff election between himself and opponent Ronnie Blair. Massey led with 73 percent of the vote.

"The people have spoken loud and clear," Massey said.

Tuesday's vote was to determine who would take over the role that current superintendent Dr. David Copeland will vacate at the end of the year. Copeland lost his shot at retaining the seat in the June primaries, receiving the fewest votes among the three.

Sparkman Middle School principal Ronnie Blair watched the results as well, and acknowledged early on that the results were decisive.

Superintendent-elect Massey now looks forward to meeting with the outgoing superintendent and the school board to make plans for the system's future.

"The fun part is over. Honestly, I had a great time through this election process. Thank you," he said to his supporters.

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