Auburn University senior elected mayor of Camp Hill, Ala.

Auburn University senior elected mayor of Camp Hill, Ala.
Messiah Williams-Cole, newly elected mayor of Camp Hill, Ala. (Source: Auburn University)

CAMP HILL, Ala. (WTVM) - An Auburn University student can now add ‘mayor’ to his resume before graduating college.

Senior Messiah Williams-Cole has been elected the mayor of Camp Hill, Alabama, a small town in Tallapoosa County.

The 21-year-old defeated incumbent Mayor Ezell Woodyard-Smith in last week’s runoff election with 62% of the vote.

“More than anything, I’m excited,” Williams-Cole said. “Just knowing I have the position I have and the chance to have an input in my town, it’s overwhelming in a sense. It’s overwhelming to know you have so many ways you can effect change that it’s hard to get your mind around it.”

Williams-Cole is an interdisciplinary studies major in Auburn University’s College of Liberal Arts set to graduate in May 2021.

He will officially take over as mayor on Nov. 2.

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