Phenix City residents will see two new faces on their city council after incumbents Ray Bush and Gail Brantley both lost their seats in a runoff election Tuesday night.
Planning commissioner Jimmy Wetzel beat Bush by more than 170 votes, 228 to 49, to win the election for the at-large seat on the council. Michelle Walker beat Brantley by more than 90 votes, 147 to 56, to win the District 2 seat on the council.
The runoff was scheduled after a close election in August.
In that election, Wetzel received 1,332 votes and Bush got 825 votes. A third candidate, J.W. Brannen, got 576 votes and was not eligible for the runoff.
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In the District 2 council election in August, Walker was received 313 votes and Brantley received 292 votes. A third candidate, Georgia Laningham, received 110 votes and did not participate in the runoff.
During the August election, incumbent Arthur Sumbry kept his District 3 seat after defeating Bobby Stallings 429 to 276.