Troy residents casting ballots for mayor, city council

(Source: WSFA 12 News)
(Source: WSFA 12 News)

TROY, AL (WSFA) - Troy residents are heading to the polls Tuesday as the position for mayor and some city council seats are up for grabs.

Incumbent Jason Reeves, Olanda Hardy and Raymond Sexton are all on the ballot for Troy mayor.

Reeves is just wrapping up his first term, serving for nearly four years and on city council before that. Hardy is a former lieutenant with the Troy Police Department. He is now an officer for the Clayton Police Department.

Sexton is retired after working 20 years for Troy as the grounds superintendent.

Five candidates are competing for District 1 - Mary Helen Collins, Anthony "AJ" Jackson, Robert G. Jones, Matthew Jordan Sr., and Jimmy Clarence Scott.

Residents in District 5 are also voting for city council between incumbent Dejerilyn King-Henderson and Wanda Howard-Moultry.

There are 11,000 registered voters in Troy and at last count the turnout was at 21 percent. Officials are optimistic about the turnout saying the last mayoral race there were 3,792 who voted, with nearly 2,300 voting so far in this election.

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