Two new names for Tuscaloosa City Council after runoff races

Two new names for Tuscaloosa City Council after runoff races
The new Tuscaloosa city council will swear in on May 17 (Source: WBRC)

TUSCALOOSA , Ala. (WBRC) - Two Tuscaloosa City Council races have been decided.

Both councilmen for District 1 and 6 are newcomers, after winning Tuesday’s municipal runoff races in Tuscaloosa.

For the City Council District 1 seat, Matthew Wilson won against Que Chandler by just 45 votes. Incumbent Councilwoman Phyllis Odom did not seek re-election.

In District 6, newcomer John Faile will now hold the council seat there, after beating incumbent Eddie Pugh by 107 more votes.

Wilson served one term for the Tuscaloosa City School Board. He is also a pastor and ran on the promise of helping to revitalize West Tuscaloosa. Faile ran on the promise to reduce violent crime, stopping the defunding of Para Parks and Recs, and a few other campaign points. Faile is a former Tuscaloosa police captain.

The new Tuscaloosa City Council will be sworn-in on May 17th.

City Council, District 1

Que Chandler - 420

Matthew Wilson - 465

City Council, District 6

John Faile - 688

Eddie Pugh - 581

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