Jackson, DeLoach react to Mayoral runoff election

Jackson, Deloach react to mayoral runoff election

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Even though Election Day is behind us, several key positions still remain a question mark, resulting in runoff elections.

In a little less than a month, Savannah voters will have an opportunity to go back to the polls to vote for the At-large Post 2 seat, District 2 seat and the Mayoral race.

Incumbent Mayor Edna Jackson and challenger Eddie DeLoach led the way on Election Day, but neither got the majority, meaning there's another month of campaigning for both camps.

Mayor Jackson grabbed 44 percent of votes Tuesday and Eddie DeLoach, nearly 42 percent.

Both say they are thankful for the voters that did come out to show support, and maintain that their messages will remain the same for the next month.

Jackson says focusing on crime reduction and economic growth are paramount to continuing success in Savannah.

"The message is staying the same. But the main thing is that I have not had an opportunity to tell my story about the growth under my administration that has taken place. And I need to do that," said Mayor Jackson.

DeLoach says strengthening the police force and crime reduction, along with cutting wasteful spending, will continue to be his message.

"We felt we kept getting a message closer and closer, and it seem to be resonating better and better. We would have loved to wrap that up last night, but unfortunately couldn't do that. It's been a great experience and we feel we're right where we need to be," said DeLoach.

Both camps' headquarters are back in action Wednesday, and will be very active all the way up until the runoff election Dec. 1st.

Again, early voting for the runoff begins on Nov. 23rd.

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