Montgomery, Alabama is electing its first black mayor in the city's 200-year history. Montgomery County Probate Judge Steven Reed defeated TV station owner David Woods in the city's runoff election yesterday.
Unofficial results show Reed tallied about twice as many votes as his opponent and is scheduled to be sworn into office next month. This isn’t Reed’s first time making history – he was also the first African American to be elected as the county's probate judge in 2012.
"This election has never been about me," Reed said in his victory speech. "This election has never been about just my ideas. It's been about all the hopes and dreams we have as individuals and collectively in this city."