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.