Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox wins 4th term

Stoney Sharp reports.

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox wins a fourth term in office. With 8 of 9 precincts reporting by 10 p.m. Tuesday, Mayor Maddox was up 89% over his challenger Stepfon Lewis.

Maddox's watch party was at Hotel Indigo in Downtown Tuscaloosa.

Mayor Maddox gave his victory speech very early in the evening. He told his supporters "tonight's victory is your victory".

Maddox said he will execute an ambitious agenda to continue his work over the past few years. Those items include: improving education, increasing public safety, reducing poverty, building better roads and creating new jobs.

The mayor said his office will be bold and relentless.

"With your ballots tonight, you have honored me with a sacred responsibility that I hold dear. You have honored me with my 'why'," Mayor Maddox told his supporters.

Maddox's challenger this election, community activist Stepfon Lewis, also spoke to supporters at a watch party.

"I think it was an honor and pleasure to talk about the issues that are effecting the underserved and underprivileged communities all over the city," Lewis told ABC 33/40 News.

Mayor Maddox will share more of his plan live Wednesday morning. He will be on ABC 33/40's Good Morning Alabama at 6 a.m.

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