BREAKING: LEE BUSBY UNOFFICIALLY WINS DISTRICT 4 CITY COUNCIL SEAT

Tuscaloosa City Council

Reporting by WVUA 23’s Julia Smith

Polls were open at Calvary Baptist church from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 8 as residents from the district cast their votes for their next District 4 leader.

There are 6,800 registered voters in the district, but only 337 people voted. Three candidates, Lee Busby, John Earl and Frank Fleming were on the ballot.

By a vote of 197 out of 325, Lee Busby has unofficially won the special election for District 4 of Tuscaloosa’s City Council. He will replace former District 4 city councilman Matt Calderone, who resigned from his position after moving out of the district.

Busby, 62, is a businessman and retired United States Marine Corps colonel from Tuscaloosa. He will be sworn in on Oct. 15. The vote will become official next Tuesday after all provisional ballots are counted.

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