Birmingham Mayor William Bell cruised to reelection in Tuesday's municipal elections. Bell received 74 percent of the vote, against four little known and underfunded challengers. Turnout was low, with just 21 percent of registered voters making it to the polls. In races for the city council, Councilwoman Kim Rafferty was forced into a runoff in District 2. She will face Rolanda Hollis. In District 6, Sheila Tyson won the seat left vacant by Carole Smitherman. In District 9, former Councilman Leroy Bandy will advance to a runoff with Marcus Lundy. Council President Roderick Royal did not seek reelection. In the races for school board, voters defeated the remaining members of the so-called "Gang of Five," which had conspired unsuccessfully to fire School Superintendent Craig Witherspoon, and battled with members of the state takeover team.