From The Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — Voters in Trussville returned two incumbent council members to office along with three newcomers on Tuesday.
In Place 1, incumbent Perry Cook gathered 2334 votes to hold off challenger Wendell Gibson with 1476 votes. Alan Taylor returns to Place 2 for a third term with 2597 votes over challenger Beckee Taunton who garnered 1232 votes.
Newcomer Jaime Anderson won the open seat in Place 3 which was vacated by Jef Freeman after one term. Anderson picked up 2161 votes to defeat Randy Schlitz who pulled in 1724 votes. In Place 4, first time candidate Ben Short received 2589 votes to unseat five term incumbent Brian Plant who had 1272 votes. Lisa Bright claimed Place 5 with 2130 votes over incumbent Zack Steele with 1743 votes.
Turnout for the race was low with only 21% of registered voters in Trussville showing up to the polls.