This coming Tuesday, March 7th, Chattanooga, Tennessee and Tuscaloosa, Alabama both have their municipal elections. Incumbent Mayor Andy Berke of Chattanooga faces three opponents (Larry Grohn, David Crockett, and Chris Long) while incumbent Mayor Walter Maddox faces off with activist Stepfon Lewis. Both incumbents should have no problem winning another term.
Two other large cities have primary elections on March 7th, Los Angeles, and St. Louis. In Los Angeles, incumbent Mayor Eric Garcetti faces off against ten opponents, if no one gets 50%+1 then there will be a general election on May 6th, 2017. If Mayor Garcetti can secure 50%+1 then he will be declared the winner.
With incumbent Francis Slay not seek reelection in St. Louis the battle for the democrat spot features seven people. This includes; Antonio French, Alderman Ward 21, Lewis Reed, Alderman President, Jeffrey L. Boyd, Alderman Ward 22, Tishaura Jones, former state representative for District 63, Lyda Krewson, Alderman Ward 28, Bill Haas, St. Louis Elected Board of Education member and Jimmie Matthews. Whoever wins the primary will face the winner of the republican primary and be a strong favorite to win the mayorship during the general election on April 4th, 2017.
Multiple cities in California will also be holding their municipal elections March 7th, 2017 including the city of La Verne, where incumbent Don Kendrick faces Tim Hepburn who is endorsed by the Los Angeles Democratic Party. South El Monte will also be electing a new mayor since the former mayor Luis Aguinaga resigned after admitting to bribery. Democrat City Councilman Joseph Gonzales is running against Mayor Pro Tem Gloria Olmos for the open Mayor seat. Gonzales also is endorsed by the Los Angeles Democratic Party