NICOLE NORRIS | The Greenville Standard
Dexter McLendon and the Greenville City Council members recently made history, when each of them ran unopposed in the Greenville municipal election. They will all serve the city of Greenville four more years.
Pursuant to Section 11-46-26 of the Alabama Code of 1975, in the City of Greenville, these officials are deemed elected to said office for the term commencing on the first Monday of November.
The city council shall declare these citizens duly elected by resolution and shall issue a Certificate of Election.
According to McLendon, the records were checked all the way back to 1908 and it could not be found where the mayor and city council all ran unopposed at any other point in the city’s history.
McLendon said, “It is a really special occasion to have all the council run unopposed.”
McLendon has also passed a proclamation declaring Aug. 8 Ride-4-Gabe Day to end Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Cyclists will be in Greenville on Aug. 8 as they journey across the country to honor Gabe Griffin, of Birmingham, and other children suffering from DMD