Josh Woods elected to Mobile City Council for District 6
Residents in District 6 of Mobile came out to the polls yesterday and picked their new City Councilman, Josh Woods.
With a total of 1,745 votes, Woods commanded 54.13% of the overall vote share, reflecting widespread support for his candidacy.
Challenger Kyle Callaghan put up a valiant effort, amassing 1,157 votes, which accounted for 35.89% of the total votes cast. Despite a strong showing, Callaghan fell short of clinching the seat, conceding the victory to Woods.
Linh Hoach garnered 211 votes, constituting 6.54% of the vote share.
Karla M. Dupriest, finished in fourth place obtaining 111 votes, which amounted to 3.44% of the total votes cast.
Ultimately, the voters of District 6 have spoken, electing Josh Woods to represent their interests and concerns on the Mobile City Council.
“I promise to represent you well. I promise to Listen, Learn, and Lead. I promise to ensure every person’s voice is heard and every person is represented,” Woods posted on his Facebook after the win. “I promise to work towards ensuring the City of Mobile is a place people are drawn to in order to live, work, and raise a family. I promise to ensure District 6 remains the place Mobile comes home to.”
Early last month, Woods told the Mobile Area Association of REALTORS® where he stands when it comes to housing.
“District 6 is majority residential. It is the place where Mobile lives. At this time, I believe single family residential would be the primary need or future best use of the undeveloped areas in the District,” Woods said. “But, unfortunately, the congestion of our primary traffic arteries is making living in District 6 unpleasant at certain times of the day. Numerous plans and promises have been made over the years to address traffic, but no real solution has been presented and implemented. If District 6 is going to continue to be the place ‘Mobile comes home to’, traffic has to be addressed on a wholistic level across the District.”
This is the second time Woods has ran for the District 6 City Council seat, losing in 2021 to former Councilman Scott Jones by 306 votes.