Strain cruises to victory in general election


MADISON — Alderman-at-Large Sandra Strain was re-elected with almost 90% of the vote in the city’s only contested race Tuesday night.

Republican Strain had 1,283 votes, or 87%, to Democrat Janice Jackson’s 197 votes, or 13%, in the general election.

All other incumbent Republican aldermen and Mayor Mary Hawkins-Butler ran unopposed.

“Winning re-election was so exciting, and I'm so happy and honored that the citizens of Madison re-elected me,” said Strain, who was first elected in December 2020 to fill her late husband’s unexpired term after he died that October following complications from a stroke.

“I’m looking forward to serving the community for my own four-year term,” said Strain. 

"I want to thank my peers, voters, and guardian angel Warren in Heaven for giving me this opportunity. I am ready to serve and feel I was born to serve,” she said.

"I absolutely live for others. My family and service are truly the most important things in the world to me. Being Alderman-at-Large has given me so much purpose, especially at a time where I needed it most. Watching God's plan unfold has led me to be here today and it means more to me than I can even put into words."

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