HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Two Huntsville City Council races hit ballots in the latest round of municipal elections.
In District Four, Bill Kling handily defeated challenger Jackie Reed. He’ll keep the seat he’s held since 1988.
But in District Three, intrigue brews.
Rosemary Schexnayder did not seriously challenge in the vote totals and has been eliminated. However, her voters may prove the most important yet.
Candidates Jennie Robinson and Walt Hennessee finished in a dead heat. They will now campaign over the next six weeks to challenge each other in a runoff on October 7.
It stands to reason they will both go after Schexnayder’s supporters for the next ballot.
Both of the remaining candidates expressed their dogged determination to move forward.
“I was hoping to win it outright, but we’re going to have a runoff it looks like. So I’m looking forward to six more weeks of being out there spreading the message of having a good plan for south Huntsville and developing it,” said Hennessee.
As for Robinson, she says, “A runoff isn’t the best result. It’s not what you want, but it means that we’ve got a second opportunity to tell our stories, to engage with people, and to listen to them.”
You can find the full results for the election right here.
District 3 voters — mark your calendars for the runoff October 7. The District 3 school board race will also be decided that day between Anson Knowles and Elisa Ferrell.