Unofficial election results are in for the Mobile City Council District 6 special election held Tuesday with Josh Woods earning the majority of the votes.

Woods ran on a campaign of “Progress. Not Politics.”

He said it is important that city leaders focus on infrastructure, leadership and public safety.

Woods is the executive director of The Grounds venue. He graduated from the University of South Alabama and lives in Mobile with his wife and three children.

Woods won with 54.23% of the vote running against Kyle Callaghan, Linh Hoach and Karla M. DuPriest.

The District 6 seat became vacant after the resignation of Councilman Scott Jones in April. Jones left after the city continued to support AltaPointe Health despite numerous complaints of abuse. Jones also complained about “old white money and the black caucus” not working together.

"I am not going to live in a snake pit and a dirty diaper,” Jones told 1819 News.

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