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Phenix City voters head to the polls for run-off election

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Two candidates are just a day away from claiming a seat on the city council.  

Phenix City voters in Districts one and three will head back to the polls Tuesday for the run-off election.

In East Alabama, four candidates geared up to battle it out at the polls with campaign signs still out all over Phenix City.

Steve Bailey, Jim Cannon, Arthur Day and Arttie Sumbry are all vying for a seat on what some are calling an historic council.

"That would be exciting for me to be a part of the new city government.  I'm looking forward to that," District 3 candidate Arthur L. Day said.

On August 28, voters made history by electing Eddie Lowe, Phenix City's first African American Mayor. Now, they have to fill two more seats Tuesday at the run-off election.

We caught up with Arthur Day while out doing some last minute campaigning.

"I really want to remind [voters] and thank them for coming out on August, 28 and voting for me," Day said. "I want to get those same citizens to come out and do it again [Tuesday]."

Day barely beat his opponent Arttie Sumbry by capturing 29% of the vote; beating Sumbry by only 3%.

Council Post 3

Arthur Lee Day, Jr. - 29%

Arttie Sumbry - 26%

Eunice J. Patrick - 23%

Frankie Horace - 20%

Clementine Warren - 3%

 

"I know I'm a better opponent because I've gotten out and I've went door to door; I've worked very hard on this campaign.  This is what it's all about, working hard and gaining trust of the citizens in District three," said Day.

District one voters should go to Roy Martin Recreation Center at 1200 Airport Road.  District 3 polls are located at Calvin Spencer Recreation Center on South 8th Avenue.

We reached out to District 3 candidate Arttie Sumbry, he declined to comment.  District one voters will also head to the polls Tuesday. The candidates for district one are Steve Bailey and Jim Cannon.

District 3 is also offering rides to anyone needing a lift to the polls, call 334-298-4946.  The polls will open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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