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Municipal runoff elections are today

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Many municipal runoff elections are taking place in our area today.  Several big races will be decided, including mayoral seats in Alex City, Opp and Tallassee.

In Alex City, only 22 votes separated mayoral candidates Charles Shaw and Mark Lamborne during the August municipal election.  Shaw, who earned the most votes, is a Tallapoosa County Commissioner and has served on the Board of Education.

This is Mark Lamborne's first time running for public office.  He runs an electrical construction firm in the city.

In Opp, incumbent mayor H.D. Edgar fighting to hold on to his position.  He's campaigning to bring more revenue to the city.  His challenger John Bartholomey says his focus is adding jobs by bringing in new companies to Opp.

It Tallassee, incumbent mayor George McCain is running against former long-time mayor Bobby Payne. 

McCain feels good about his chances of getting re-elected and believes he's done all he can do to convince voters that the city is moving forward with much better infrastructure in place.

Challenger Bobby Payne is counting on his 20 years as mayor, before being defeated four years ago by McCain, as the key difference in the race.

There are also run-offs for city council races in Selma, Wetumpka and Tuskegee.

A list of runoff elections in our area can be found here.  Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. today.

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