Talladega elects Timothy Ragland as city’s first black mayor

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TALLADEGA, Ala. (WIAT) — Residents in Talladega have elected the city’s first black mayor in Timothy Ragland.

Ragland defeated incumbent Jerry Cooper 1014 to 991 in Tuesday’s election. Ragland and Cooper went into a runoff election after the initial mayoral election in August proved too close to call.

Ragland has confirmed with CBS 42 that he will be inaugurated Nov. 4.


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