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WVAS Battle for the Ballot


Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has won a second full term Tuesday against Democrat Yolanda Flowers.

Flowers was the first African American woman to win a major party’s gubernatorial nomination in the state.

Libertarian Jimmy Blake, a former Birmingham City Council member, also was on the ballot.

Republicans will retain control of all statewide offices after GOP nominees for positions including attorney general and secretary of state swept nine races against Democratic or Libertarian challengers.

Voters also favored a constitutional recompilation to remove racist language.

Nine other statewide amendments were approved, including one to tighten bond restrictions for people charged with felonies.

Melanie began her career as a work study student, working in the areas of news reporting, anchoring and news-gathering. After graduating from Alabama State University, she worked as a production assistant at the local NBC affiliate, WSFA-TV. As a News Director at WVAS-FM, Melanie leads her team to produce award- winning newscasts and talk shows. Her professional achievements includes News Reporter of the Year for a number of years and awards for talk show producer, by the Alabama Broadcasters Association and the Associated Press. She is an active member of the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce. Her goals are to expand the reach of WVAS FM into more homes locally, regionally and nationally.