City runoff elections are Tuesday, but only one mayor’s race from the Shoals’ four largest cities is on the slate, while Florence has only a district council race to decide.
Meanwhile, the runoffs are generating a lot of attention in Rogersville, where three Town Council races are up for grabs.
“There’s been a lot of excitement around politics this time, so you might think there will be big turnout,” Rogersville Mayor Richard Herston said. “I hope it is. You want people to be engaged in your town.”
In Tuscumbia, the mayor’s race has come down to incumbent Bill Shoemaker and Fire Chief David Cole. Shoemaker accumulated 47.6 percent of the votes in the Aug. 28 election, while Cole had 28 percent.
Tuscumbia City Clerk Joann Armstead said things have been quiet during this election cycle in Tuscumbia.
“I don’t think anyone is talking about it,” Armstead said. “This election is very different than any that I’ve come up against. It’s very strange.”
Florence’s race is in City Council, District 5 race between Coy Bramlett and Blake Edwards. Edwards got 43.5 percent of the vote in the Aug. 28 election, and Bramlett got 36.6 percent.
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in all races.
On the ballot
David Cole vs. Bill Shoemaker
Florence City Council, District 5
Coy Bramlett vs. Blake Edwards
Russellville City Council, District 1
Jeff Masterson vs David Palmer
Mary Jenelee Higgins vs. Jerry McIntyre
St. Florian City Council, Place 3
Sandy Evers vs. Carmen Miles
Rogersville City Council, Place 1
Jim Landers vs. Bill Maloney
Rogersville City Council, Place 2
Cory Garrett vs. Jesse Gorell
Rogersville City Council, Place 3
Danny L. Jones vs. Anita S. Roberson
Courtland Council District 2
Laura Terry vs. Jeffery Coffey