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Webster wins District 2 city council runoff

Newly elected District 2 Atmore City Councilman Jerome Webster (left) gets a congratulatory hand shake from Mayor Jim Staff Tuesday night. | Andrew Garner/Atmore Advance

Newly elected District 2 Atmore City Councilman Jerome Webster (left) gets a congratulatory hand shake from Mayor Jim Staff Tuesday night. | Andrew Garner/Atmore Advance

Jerome Webster won the Atmore City Council District 2 runoff Tuesday night, beating Russell Robinson 113-109.

Webster and Robinson entered a runoff race after the Aug. 23 municipal election cycle.

By 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, there were 132 votes cast. The total votes for the runoff was greater than the Aug. 23 election by 30 votes.

“It’s great,” Webster said after the win. “It was a tight competition. They really worked hard. We really worked hard.”

Webster said the big difference in the runoff race compared to the municipal election in August were the vote totals.

Webster accounted for 72 votes, and Robinson had 56 in the August election.

“With voters, as hard as it is to get people to vote, that was the biggest thing,” he said. “We had to go fight for that. (Robinson’s team) was a really good team, especially with the numbers they had last time.”

Webster replaces legendary coach Cornell Torrence.