Birmingham Elections Ballot Set


Miranda Fulmore, WBHM

Seventy-two people have filed their paperwork and are officially running for office in the upcoming Birmingham city elections.

After the qualifying deadline elapsed Friday, eight people were on the ballot to compete in the mayor’s race, trying to capture the seat now held by Mayor Randall Woodfin.

The other most populated race is for Birmingham City Council District 8, where eight people also have qualified to run for the seat being vacated by Councilor Steven Hoyt.

The election will be held on Aug. 24, and voters have until Aug. 9 to register to vote.

On the ballot will be the mayor’s race, nine City Council races and nine Birmingham Board of Education races.

Here’s the official lineup:

Birmingham 2021 Municipal Candidates

Birmingham Mayor

  • William A. Bell Sr.
  • Cerissa A. Brown
  • Napoleon Gonzalez
  • Philemon Hill
  • Lashunda Scales
  • Darryl T. Williams
  • Randall Woodfin (Incumbent)
  • Chris Woods

Birmingham City Council, District 1

  • Clinton Woods (Incumbent)

Birmingham City Council, District 2

  • Lawrence Conaway
  • Kimberly Jeanty
  • Don D. Scott
  • Hunter Williams (Incumbent)

Birmingham City Council, District 3

  • Valerie Abbott (Incumbent)
  • Joseph Baker III
  • Wil Jones
  • Alice Speake

Birmingham City Council, District 4

  • Scottie McClaney
  • J.T. Moore
  • William Parker (Incumbent)
  • Qunelius “Cory” Pettway
  • Gwendolyn Cook Webb

Birmingham City Council, District 5

  • Richard Franklin
  • Darrell O’Quinn (Incumbent)
  • Hiram G. Rahim
  • Erica Star Robbins
  • Roshanique Yvette Taylor

Birmingham City Council, District 6

  • Keith Aaron
  • Crystal Smitherman (Incumbent)
  • Keith O. Williams

Birmingham City Council, District 7

  • Wardine Towers Alexander (Incumbent)
  • La’Toya Lee
  • Lonnie Franklin Malone
  • Don “Donnie” Stone

Birmingham City Council, District 8

  • Carol Clarke
  • Barbara Files-Kennedy
  • Lynette Peters
  • Celida “Celi” Soto
  • Adlai Trone
  • Harry “Traveling Shoes” Turner
  • D. Denise Webber-Jenkins
  • Wanda Wright

Birmingham City Council, District 9

  • Eric Hall
  • John Hilliard (Incumbent)
  • David Russell
  • LaTonya Tate

Birmingham Board of Education District 1

  • Sherman Collins Jr.
  • Douglas Lee Ragland (Incumbent)
  • Jerry Tate

Birmingham Board of Education District 2

  • Terri Michal (Incumbent)
  • Neonta Williams

Birmingham Board of Education District 3

  • Mary D. Boehm (Incumbent)
  • Byron “Anti-Charter School” Lagrone

Birmingham Board of Education District 4

  • Derek L. Billups
  • Daagye Hendricks (Incumbent)

Birmingham Board of Education District 5

  • James A. Sullivan
  • David Tarell McKinney

Birmingham Board of Education District 6

  • Jamaree Collins
  • Leticia Watkins
  • Yancey Williams Sr.

Birmingham Board of Education District 7

  • Linda Roper Richardson
  • Walter “Big Walt” Wilson (Incumbent)

Birmingham Board of Education District 8

  • Anoinette “Toni” King
  • Curtis Tyrone Robinson
  • Sonja Smith (Incumbent)
  • Antwon Bernard Womack

Birmingham Board of Education District 9

  • Le’Darius Hilliard
  • Jason Meadows
  • Susan Diane Mitchell

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to correct the spelling of Erica Star Robbins’ name.


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