Businessman Tommy Smith wins Forest Park council seat; mayor’s race heads to April 16 runoff

Former mayor pro tem Sparkle Adams will face local attorney David Lockhart in an April 16 runoff for mayor of Forest Park based on election results posted Tuesday night.

Voters were more decisive when it came to filling the Ward 1 seat vacated by Adams. Businessman Thomas “Tommy” Smith Jr. beat homemaker Kimberly James for the job. The special-called election was held to replace Mayor Corine Deyton who resigned last fall for health reasons.