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Petition calls for renaming Mike Hubbard Blvd. to Cam Newton Run

Mike Hubbard Boulevard (Source: Google Maps) Mike Hubbard Boulevard (Source: Google Maps)
OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) -

Some are calling for a street in Alabama named after former state Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard to be renamed. 

Mike Hubbard Boulevard runs from the intersection of Glenn Avenue and Bent Creek Road into the Auburn University Regional Airport, located just off Exit 57 in Opelika. 

After Hubbard was found guilty on 12 of 23 ethics charges last week, a petition to change the street’s name to Cam Newton Run popped up on MoveOn.org. 

The petition says the change would capture the Auburn spirit while depoliticizing an expected rename:   

“With exit 57 serving as a prominent gateway to Auburn fans, prospective students, opponents and the like, "Cam Newton Run" recognizes one of Auburn's most famous graduates and athletes who has served as a prominent and effective ambassador for Auburn both on and off the field. This rename also serves as a way to depoliticize what may be considered by many in this community to be a painful yet imminent name change . WDE and thanks for the support.”

The petition can be found at this link.

What do you think? Cast your vote in the poll attached to this story.

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  • YOUR TURN ON 9

  • A petition is calling for Mike Hubbard Boulevard in Opelika to be renamed Cam Newton Run. What do you think?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    I like it
    43%
    489 votes
    I think it should be renamed something else
    39%
    441 votes
    I think it should stay the same
    18%
    203 votes
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