Selma mayoral race heads to a runoff


Selma voters winnowed the crowded field of five mayoral candidates down to two at the ballot box Tuesday.

State Rep. the Rev. Darrio Melton and former Selma mayor Rev. James Perkins, Jr. will face off Oct. 4 in a runoff election.

While the official results are not in, the unofficial results have Melton with 35 percent of the vote and Perkins with 30 percent.

Incumbent Mayor George Evans, who is nearing the end of his second term, will definitively finish in third place with 18 percent of the vote, writing the end of his mayoral career. Eight years ago, Evans defeated Perkins for the position.


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