Category: 2020 Jefferson County Municipal Elections

McClusky Wins Homewood Mayoral Runoff; Penny Elected in Fairfield, Scott in Center Point

Homewood City Council member Patrick McClusky defeated political newcomer Chris Lane in a runoff Tuesday for mayor.
McClusky got 2,727 votes, for 56% of those cast, while Lane received 2,099 votes, for 46%.

In Fairfield, incumbent Eddie Penny was elected to his first full term as mayor, defeating challenger Michael K. Williams in a runoff.

And in Center Point, City Councilman Bobby Scott defeated incumbent Tom Henderson to become only the second mayor in the city’s history of almost 19 years.
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Three Jeffco Cities Pick Mayors as Six Municipalities Hold Runoffs Today

Voters in Center Point, Fairfield and Homewood are choosing mayors today as six municipalities in Jefferson County hold runoff elections.

In addition to those runoffs for mayor, residents of Fairfield, Homewood, Hoover, Lipscomb and Tarrant will elect city council members.

Twenty-seven cities and towns around Jefferson County held elections Aug. 25. The runoffs feature contests in which no candidate got a majority of the votes. Polls close at 7 p.m. Read more.

Read about the where, when and what of the Oct. 6 municipal elections:

Voters’ Toolbox for Oct. 6 Municipal Runoff Elections

Brocato Claims Second Term as Hoover Mayor as Jeffco Cities Elect Leaders

UPDATED — When he was elected in 2016, Frank Brocato became the 10th individual to serve as mayor of Hoover.

On Tuesday night, the 67-year-old former city fire marshal won an easy victory in his bid for a second four-year mayoral term in Alabama’s sixth most populous city.

In an election in which each city council incumbent on the ballot was winning easily Tuesday night, Brocato was leading City Council President Gene Smith III, a former city firefighter and a council member since 2004, by a margin of more than three to one. At about 10:30 p.m., with 20 of the city’s 28 boxes reporting, Brocato had 7,761 votes to 2,414 for Smith.

In an interview, Brocato said Smith had called to congratulate him at about 8:30 p.m., by which time the mayor already had built a big lead. Read more.

Results of Tuesday’s municipal elections in Jefferson County.