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Williamson wins recall race


Bobby Williamson wins election

Celebrations are all around for the Williamson’s supporters at his watch party as news of the victory is announced.

Piedmont has elected Bobby Williamson to represent Ward 2 in a recall election which ousted  current councilman Vernon Woods.   Taking  53 percent of the vote, Williamson beat out Woods who received 37 percent of the votes while Don Rubley received 9 percent .

“I’m very excited about it.  The voters of Ward 2 have spoken and I’m ready to represent them,” Williamson said in a phone interview.  “I want to thank my family, friends and supporters and I’m very excited to work for the citizens of Ward 2 and Piedmont,” Williamson added.

Don Rubley congratulated Williamson on his win. “Congratulations to Bobby and he’ll have our support in the future,” Rubley said.

Spirits were high at Williamson’s watch party after news of the victory was reported. “He’s an honest, straight forward guy who is willing to listen to the people of Piedmont and the people in his ward to try to solve problems,” said Tony Waltrip, a resident of Ward 2 who attended the watch party.

Woods declined to comment on the results of the recall election.


  1. JT says:

    Nice to see that the folks in Ward 2 came to their senses.

  2. Bill says:

    Congratulations to Bobby. Appreciation to Vernon for his service to the community he loves.

  3. Kate Kearby says:

    I note that there are 600 registered voters in Ward 2 and now Mr Williamson is OUR councilman, I hope he chooses to hear us all and not ‘delete’ our comments or ideas or suggestions or requests for OUR ward. thank you Bobby for your equal representation of the entire ward..

  4. Bobby Williamson says:

    Thank you for your support, Kate. I look forward to serving all residents of Ward 2 as we work together for the future of Piedmont.

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