Skip to comments.Patrick Cooper, William Bell in runoff for Birmingham mayor
Posted on 12/09/2009 9:08:39 AM PST by UAConservative
Birmingham lawyer Patrick Cooper and Jefferson County Commissioner William Bell will face off again next month in a runoff to decide who will be Birminghams next mayor.
Voters on Jan. 19 will go to the polls to select one of the two candidates to serve the remaining two years of what was Larry Langfords term.
Langford was removed from office Oct. 28, the same day he was convicted by a federal jury of taking bribes while on the Jefferson County Commission.
Cooper, after results Tuesday night showed him with 40.1 percent of the vote, said, It looks like were headed for a runoff.
He said was impressed by the support he received from all parts of the city.
Its been wonderful how inclusive our campaign has been. There is going to be a renaissance in this city, he said.
Cooper spoke to supporters of a new direction, a new approach and new vision for Birmingham.
Were delighted, he said. The real victory so far goes to my supporters and volunteers. Were going to get across the finish line.
Bell, who showed up at his campaign party just as unofficial but final results showed he had 25.1 percent of the vote, thanked his supporters for putting together a campaign on a shoestring. Bell raised $37,900 for his campaign; Cooper raised $246,550.
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There are two of everything. Could be the other William Bell.
What party are these runoff guys in? Can find anything about their affiliation.
I know Bell’s a RAT, but I think Cooper might be an independent. I’ll see if I can find more information.
Im pretty sure both are Democrats. Cooper is definately better for the city though. Ashame I can’t vote in that election though, i’m out in the burbs.
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