Birmingham voters get plenty of choice with dozen mayoral candidates

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Birmingham voters will have plenty of candidates to choose from when the head to the polls this August to vote for mayor.

Qualifying to run for the office ended at 5 p.m. Friday and a whopping 12 candidates have qualified for the Aug. 22 ballot.

Here’s the full list of who’s running:

William BellWilliam Bell

Incumbent mayor since a special election in late 2009

 

Patricia BellPatricia Bell

Community activist and first female mayoral candidate in Birmingham

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Randy DavisRandy Davis

Law enforcement office

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Philemon HillPhilemon Hill

Business owner

Trudy Hunter

No information available at this time.

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Carl Jackson

No information available at this time.

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Lanny JacksonLanny Jackson

An Army veteran and current University of Alabama at Birmingham employee

Donald Lomax

No information available at this time.

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Frank Matthews

Longtime community activist and a past Birmingham radio personality

Brother Fernandez SimsFernandez Sims

Pastor and veteran in both the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps infantry units

Randall WoodfinRandall Woodfin

An assistant city attorney and member of the Birmingham Board of Education

Chris WoodsChris Woods

Construction executive and a former Auburn University wide receiver

To qualify, candidates had to be at least 25 years old, registered to vote and live in the city of Birmingham. They also had to pay a $300 qualifying fee.

If necessary, runoff elections will be held October 4. The next mayor of Birmingham is scheduled began their term of office on October 24.

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