Internal City Government Spats Affect Election Outcome

Posted by .

 1481751281 
1503566964
The Birmingham City Council Chambers

Ashley Cleek,WBHM

Birmingham political watchers have about seven more weeks of campaigning to expect after a number of races went to runoffs following Tuesday’s municipal elections. Chief among them is the mayoral race, which will pit incumbent William Bell against challenger Randall Woodfin. Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald analyzes the results and discusses what might happen next.

Andrew Yeager

Andrew Yeager

Host/Reporter



John Archibald

Alabama is full of big news stories. From the removal of the Confederate battle flag, to gay marriage, to Birmingham's increase in the minimum wage. It's a lot for journalists to keep up with and a lot of great materials for columnists like AL.com and The Birmingham News' John Archibald. He discusses the city, county and state politics in forums large and small.

John Archibald says Former Birmingham Water Works Board President’s Sentence a Slap on the Wrist
12-13-2019

Sherry Lewis, the former chair of the Birmingham Water Works Board, will not go to prison despite being convicted of two felony ethics charges. A judge sentenced Lewis Thursday.

Republicans Prepare for Battle in Senate Runoff
08-17-2017

Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald discusses this week’s U.S Senate primary and next week’s municipal election in Birmingham.

Outgoing State Ethics Commissioner Takes Aim at Fellow Commissioners
08-10-2017

An outgoing member of the Alabama Ethics Commission says the panel has been lax in upholding rules to keep state government in line.

Trump’s Attacks on Sessions Become Part of U.S. Senate Primary
07-27-2017

Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald discusses the Republican side of the special primary election for U.S. Senate.

Corruption Probe Moves Beyond Indicted Former State Lawmaker
07-20-2017

Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald discusses what could be next now that indicted former state lawmaker Oliver Robinson is cooperating with prosecutors in a bribery scandal.