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Runoff next Tuesday

By Michael Butler

And then there were two. Believe it or not, the city election will be in the books next Tuesday, Oct. 4 with two remaining races to be decided.

Registered voters will decide between Johnny Hammock and George McCain for mayor. Ward 2 voters will have the option of Sarah Hill or Matthew Miller for city council.

McCain served as mayor of Tallassee from 2008-12. He defeated longtime mayor Bobby Payne in '08 but lost in a rematch in 2012. This is Hammock's first bid at public office.

John "Johnny" Hammock

Hammock is a graduate of Tallassee High School, as well as the the University of Alabama with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice. He owned a business for over a decade.  He was a volunteer coach for the YMCA for several years. Hammock is a past vice president of the restaurant and bar association of Tuscaloosa. His son, Hunter Hammock, attends the University of Alabama. Hammock is now the sales development manager for Pureforce.

George A. McCain

McCain has been a resident of Tallassee for 22 years. He retired as president of Thermo-Sav, Inc. early in life after 25 years. He is a former executive director of the Montgomery Home Builders Association and the Tallassee Chamber of Commerce. He was Potentate (president) of Alcazar Shrine in 1996 over 24 counties. He owns George McCain Music Productions and was mayor of Tallassee from 2008-2012. He is married to the former Patsy Faircloth and he has three grown sons.

Hammock received 498 votes (41 percent) to McCain's 251 (21 percent) of the 1,218 votes cast.


Hill recieved 87 votes (36 percent) to Miller's 80 votes (34 percent) in the Ward 2 race.

Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

Polling sites are at the National Guard Armory, God's Congregational Holiness Church and the Community Library.

1300 WTLS/106.5 FM and Tallassee Times TV will have election coverage and results beginning at 7:00 p.m.


Sept. 29 – Last day to apply for absentee ballot
Oct. 3 – Last day to return your hand-delivered absentee ballot by the close of business (5:00 p.m.)
Oct. 4 – Last day to receive mailed absentee ballots (*Postmarked by Oct. 3 and received by noon)
Oct. 4 – Runoff Election (Poll Hours, 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.)
Oct. 11 – Canvass the Runoff Election  - 10:00 a.m. Council Chambers

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