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.