Decatur gets new mayor in landslide runoff

Decatur gets new mayor in landslide runoff

DECATUR, AL (WAFF) - A landslide in Decatur's mayoral runoff means the River City will have a new mayor in a few weeks.

Tab Bowling won every one of the 16 precincts, finishing with nearly three times as many votes as the incumbent mayor, Don Kyle. Bowling says he's ready to get to work on helping young residents find work through job training.

"Decatur's experiencing greater than 65% poverty, so we want to get with those 18 to 24-year-olds and see if we can find out who is eligible for federal funding and help them enroll in Calhoun for school trades," Bowling said.

With Kristi Huskey's win in the District 2 City Council runofff, Decatur will have two new council members joining the new mayor.

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