Birmingham City Council appoints Wardine Alexander to vacant District 7 seat

Wardine Alexander
Wardine Alexander being sworn in as the new representative for District 7 on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. [Photo Credit: Birmingham City Council on Facebook]

The Birmingham City Council on Tuesday appointed Wardine Alexander to fill the District 7 council seat that was vacated in August when former councilor Jay Roberson resigned in order to move in support of his wife’s career aspirations.

Wardine, the former Birmingham Board of Education president was approved for the position by a 5-3. Tuesday’s vote broke the 4-4 deadlock from last week’s council meeting as Councilor Steven Hoyt changed his vote to support Alexander over the other finalist, former city council candidate Lonnie Malone.

Councilors Valerie Abbott, William Parker, Hunter Williams, Darrell O’Quinn joined Hoyt in support of Alexander. Meanwhile Councilors Lashunda Scales, Shelia Tyson and John Hilliard voted for Malone.

The council meeting is viewable online here: