- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Voters in Savannah have picked a new mayor in an election that focused on crime in the port city.

The Savannah Morning News (https://bit.ly/1lvrVGR ) reports that unofficial results show Eddie DeLoach defeated Edna Jackson in her bid for a second term on Tuesday.

DeLoach’s campaign focused mostly on crime in Savannah. His tactics included placing a billboard above Jackson’s campaign headquarters that stated the number of gunshots detected in the city so far this year.

The former county commissioner promised to push for higher pay for police and to fill officer vacancies during his first year in office. He also says he will provide the equipment officers need to reduce crime.

Jackson was the first black woman elected mayor of Savannah. She says she won’t run for office again.



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