Candidates seek to win over voters in Birmingham runoffs

Candidates for four Birmingham municipal seats will square off again{}in runoff elections Tuesday.

For City Council District 2, incumbent Kim Rafferty faces challenger Rolanda Hollis. Former city councilor Leroy Bandy and Marcus Lundy will face off for the District 9 seat, which City Council President Roderick Royal is leaving.

On the school board, business owner{}Sherman Collins will go against former Midfield superintendent Douglas Ragland for District 1. Retired principal Gwendolyn Thomas Bell and Cheri A. Gardner will vie for the District 6 school board seat.

Twenty-one percent of registered voters in Birmingham cast ballots in the August election.

The runoff is scheduled for Tuesday, October 8.

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