Tucker, Mueller in New Albany Ward 4 runoff

By Lynn West/New Albany News-Exchange

Will Tucker and Angele Mueller will face each other in a run-off Monday, Dec. 6, to determine who will take the Ward 4 alderman’s seat vacant after the death of Bill Tucker. Will Tucker is son of the late alderman.

Tucker received 215 votes for 34.24 percent of the vote and Mueller got 119 votes or 18.95 percent of the 630 votes cast. The total voter turnout was about 47 percent of the 1,355 registered.

Terry Medlin was third with 15.29 percent and Jane Ford received 10.19 percent while most of the other candidates received less than 10 percent.

To avoid a run-off, one candidate would have to have received at least 50 percent of the total votes cast, plus one.

Tucker has been running his father’s windshield business during his father’s illness and Mueller owns the Tallahatchie Gourmet restaurant and catering business.

The winner of the run-off will serve until the next municipal election in about two and one-half years.

Unofficial vote totals from Monday’s election, including absentee, affidavit and curbside ballots, were:

Candidate Votes Percent

Tim Broom 39 6.21

Jason Butler 16 2.55

John Ellis 27 4.30

Jane Ford 64 10.19

Terry Medlin 96 15.29

Bill Morgan 35 5.57

Angele Mueller 119 18.95

Will Tucker 215 34.24

Jody Walls 17 2.71