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      Maurice Mercer becomes Pelham's first African-American City Councilman

      Maurice Mercer (abc3340.com)

      Maurice Mercer won the Pelham City Council Seat 4 election on Tuesday night over Jim Phillips, making him the city's first African-American city councilman.

      Mercer tallied 809 of the 1,060 votes to Phillips' 251.

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