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Political Ad Attack on Mayoral Candidate in Fultondale blames current Mayor

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FULTONDALE - AL -

These photos have been the topic of discussion around Fultondale just one day before municipal elections. Pictures appear to show mayoral candidate John Douglas of Fultondale on a pole, drinking, dancing and partially mooning a man in a chair.

ABC 33/40 caught up with the candidate to ask him about the photographs.

"Was it unexpected yes, did it surprise me, no it did not," says Douglas. The flyer was sent out and paid for by "Keep Moving Fultondale Forward Political Action Committee" known as P.A.C.  

But incumbent Mayor Jim Lowery says he had nothing to do with putting the ad out. "I haven't changed my story in the past 24-48 hours. I had nothing to do with the flyer, says Mayor Lowery.

Douglas says, "I think the mayor is doing everything in his power to get people's attention off the issues, the real things people are concerned about in the city and get re-elected." Douglas believes Mayor Lowery was involved because the postal permit number on his ad matches the postal number on the Mayor's "Vote for me" ad. We asked mayor lowery about the number.

"I don't know, you send things to printers, which printer prints what or what stamps they use, I'm not really up to speed on that," says Lowery.

Meantime, Council member Evelyn Kay Hicks, who was a member of the P.A.C. resigned Monday. In this letter of resignation she quotes, certain decisions of the P.A.C. were made without my knowledge and are in conflict with my professional ethics and personal beliefs.

"I don't have any thoughts, because I haven't discussed the P.A.C. with her at all," says Lowery.

Douglas believes mayor lowery played a role in Hicks resignation. Douglas says, "If you will through a sweet old lady under the bus, that's shameful, I may do some silly things from time to time, but I'm not going to stab you in the back. "

Fultondale voters will cast their ballots at the senior center at black creek park. This is the only polling place for this year's elections. Polling hours are from 7:00 am to 7:00 PM.