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      Rough Day for Incumbents in Birmingham and Tuscaloosa Runoff Elections

      {} {} {}Runoff Elections to fill city council and school board seats were held in Birmingham and Tuscaloosa Tuesday.

      {}{}{}{} All but one incumbent lost their bids for re-election.

      {}{}{}{} The only incumbent to keep her seat is Kim Rafferty. She represents Birmingham's District 2. She beat Birmingham business woman Roland Hollis in a tight race.

      {}{}{}{} In District 9, political newcomer, Marcus Lundy had a big win over Leroy Bandy who has served on the Birmingham city council in the past. Lundy garnered more than 70% of votes.

      {}{}{}{}{} There are also many new faces on Birmingham City's School Board.

      {}{}{}{}{} Sherman Collins Jr. will now represent District 1, Daagye Hendricks takes over in District 4 and Cheri Gardner will now represent District 6.

      {} {} {} {}In Tuscaloosa, voters picked two new city leaders. District 1 will now be represented by Burrell Odom. He beat out incumbent Bobby Howard.

      {}{}{}{} The District 6 race was won by Eddie Pugh.{}