New Mayor for Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WSFA) - The city of Birmingham now has a new leader.

William Bell defeated Patrick Cooper in what was sometimes a nasty and personal race.

With 54% of the vote, Bell is the Mayor-elect.

The longtime city councilman and current county commissioner achieved his dream of becoming Mayor.

This was his 4th try.

When the results are certified, he will fill the seat vacated by convicted Larry Langford.

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