Todd Strange Elected Montgomery Mayor

Montgomery County Commissioner Todd Strange (R – District 1) was elected Mayor of the City of Montgomery yesterday.

The Montgomery Advertiser reports Strange wins with 53 percent of the vote:

Winning 53 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s special election, Todd Strange became Montgomery’s new mayor without a runoff…

“I’m excited. I’m humbled. I’m grateful to each and every one of you,” he said to the group, which included other elected officials, community leaders, campaign volunteers, friends and family.

Strange continued to say that he would soon be ready to “rule this city with a benevolent policy, one that will be inclusive and one that will unify all of the city.”

Interesting fact – Montgomery County was named for Major Lemuel Purnell Montgomery, who was killed in 1814 at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, while the City of Montgomery was named for General Richard Montgomery, who was killed in 1775 at the Battle of Quebec City while leading the US Invasion of Canada.