Category: 2020 Jefferson County Municipal Elections

Three Jeffco Cities Pick Mayors as Six Municipalities Hold Runoffs on Oct. 6

Voters in Center Point, Fairfield and Homewood will choose mayors on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 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. 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.