At-large Post 2 headed to run-off election between Foster and Blakely

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - It didn't take long to load the field with candidates as soon as At-large Post 2 Alderman, Tom Boardeaux announced he was not running again.

A total of six candidates battled it out for the seat. Brian Foster and Alicia Blakely will be headed for a run-off election scheduled for Dec. 1st.

Both candidates headed to the run-off feel confident they will win out come December.

Brian Foster was endorsed by the outgoing Bordeaux. Some of his supporters gathered off Liberty Street and watched as the votes came in Tuesday night.

Foster is a retired bank president who worked in the financial industry for 45 years. He said he's pleased with Tuesday's results and is now looking ahead to the run-off.

"We're excited where we came in in this, and we think we'll have a good strong run-off. We put the issues out there and talked about the facts and gave ways and ideas to resolve the issues. And I think that made the big difference," said Foster.

Meanwhile, the second-highest vote-getter, Alicia Blakely, gathered with her supporters at Flawless Hair Studio and Salon. Blakely is a self-proclaimed community activist and human rights advocate. She says she is not a politician and cares for the entire city as a whole.

"I know I'm going to win, because I am for the people. I'm an advocate for the people. Savannah is a city that is not young people-friendly. Certain areas get certain things, and I feel that I will be the voice for the voiceless. I am the voice for the voiceless," said Blakely.

Again, a simple majority is needed to win-out, so this race will go to a run-off election scheduled for Dec. 1st.

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