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Montgomery elects first black mayor in Town’s 200-year Background

Montgomery, Alabama, site of the historic Montgomery bus boycott, is set to receive its first black mayor from the town’s 200-year history, together with Probate Judge Steven Reed winning approximately two-thirds of their entire vote at Tuesday’s election.

Reed, a quote for Montgomery County, defeated David Woods by winning roughly 67% of the vote. Reed will replace present Mayor Todd Strange, who didn’t seek reelection.

“If there is any uncertainty about what we could do if we come together, once we combine this town, allow the record show tonight… we (can) assemble around positivity, about chance, and also all the things which connect us,” Reed said Tuesday night, NBC-affiliate WSFA reported.

Reed is going to be sworn into office.

Montgomery was among three towns with a population over 100,000 from the six Deep South countries who hadn’t previously elected a black mayor, that the Montgomery Advertiser reported.