Chambers, Keeton face off in Carbon Hill mayoral run-off

By LEA RIZZO, Daily Mountain Eagle
Posted 10/4/16

Residents in Carbon Hill will choose between mayoral candidates Mark Chambers and Nick Keeton in today’s runoff election.

Chambers, the incumbent mayor, and Keeton faced three other challengers in the August municipal election. Neither …

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Chambers, Keeton face off in Carbon Hill mayoral run-off

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Residents in Carbon Hill will choose between mayoral candidates Mark Chambers and Nick Keeton in today’s runoff election.

Chambers, the incumbent mayor, and Keeton faced three other challengers in the August municipal election. Neither candidate was able to secure the necessary 51 percent of the votes in order to secure the position of mayor.

At that time, Chambers received 241 votes to Keeton’s 172 votes.

“I’ve tried to run the city as fairly as I could and just do what’s best for the city and keep everything transparent,” Chambers said on Monday. “If I win, I’ll make the best decisions for the city at every chance I get to make a decision.”

He added that he would continue to focus on ridding the city of drugs and theft.

"Voter turnout is my biggest concern, as far as getting people to turn out again,” Keeton said.

He cited the city's budget, parks and drug issues as areas of concern and priorities if he is elected mayor.

"I would like to make a change for the next generation coming up," Keeton added.

Voting will be held at the Carbon Hill Community Center today from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

There will also be the runoff election held today in Parrish, between Jackie Shanklin and Valarie Thomas for Parrish’s District 4 Council Seat.

Only those living in Parrish’s District 4 will be allowed to vote in this election, which will take place at Parrish Town Hall.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.