The election concludes more than 50 months of turmoil and uncertainty for the small, incorporated community that began in the summer of 2009 when then-mayor Henry Howard abruptly resigned and several council members followed suit out of fear they’d be selected to assume mayoral duties.
The journey to select a municipal leader hit more roadblock during several election attempts — the most recent held exactly one year ago when during a three-way runoff, Crim bested Askew and Dee Ford at the polls, but failed to garner a majority of the votes.
Letters sent seeking advice for resolution from Gov. Robert Bentley, District 2 Commissioner John Luker and Rep. Steve Hurst, R-Munford, resulted in a new election featuring the top two candidates from the three-way race.
Crim seemed excited for the future of Waldo now that a bitter chapter in Waldo’s history comes to a close.
“I’m hoping that we’ll have a municipal government again, get things straightened out and begin to move forward again,” Crim said. “We’ve been in limbo for too long.”
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