By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
On Tuesday, August 22, 2017, voters in Birmingham go to the polls to vote for Mayor, City Council, and School Board. Unlike State, County, or Judicial elections, municipal elections are non-partisan.
Longtime incumbent William Bell (D) is seeking a third term as Mayor. Bell was a member of the Birmingham City Council and Mayor Pro Tem in 1999 when longtime Mayor Richard Arrington retired. Bell became Mayor by law then, but was defeated in the election by then City Councilman, Bernard Kincaid.