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Selma City Council to certify election Tuesday

Selma’s city council will certify the run-off election Tuesday when it meets at noon.

The council rescheduled its regular Monday evening meeting to follow immediately after the certification.

On Nov. 7, voters participated citywide in a run-off election for Selma City Council president.

Additionally, voters in Ward 4 selected a council member in a run-off election specific to that ward.

In the race for council president, Geraldine Allen defeated Selma businessman Gene Hisel, 2,245 votes to 1,993.

Allen is Ward 4 council representative. She will move to the president’s chair and Angela Benjamin will move into her first term as council member for Ward 4.

On Tuesday, Benjamin defeated Kelvin Williams 345 votes to 217 votes.