ADC endorses attorney Fred Bell in Senate District 26 race

December 7, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Alabama Democratic Conference convened a screening committee in Montgomery and voted to endorse Attorney Fred Bell in the Democratic primary special election for Senate District 26 on Tuesday.

Bell is a Montgomery city councilman representing Council District 6 in southeast Montgomery.

Chairman of the ADC, Joe Reed, said that Bell has been an Alabama Education Association attorney and has an exemplary record as a public servant.

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Woodfin inaugurated in Birmingham

November 29, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Randall Woodfin was inaugurated as the 30th mayor of Birmingham in a noon ceremony in Linn Park on Tuesday

“It is an honor to serve my hometown, Birmingham, Alabama,“ said Woodfin. “Truthfully, this is not my inauguration, it is our inauguration. I, along with the entire City Council, understand the importance of serving you.” Woodfin thanked the hundreds of volunteers, his four thousand donors and the grassroots movement that made all of this possible.

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Randall Woodfin beats incumbent Mayor William Bell in Birmingham mayoral runoff

October 4, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Randall Woodfin defeated incumbent William Bell on Tuesday in Birmingham’s mayoral runoff.

As of 6:45 a.m., Mayor William Bell had just 17,353 votes (41 percent) while challenger Randall Woodfin had 24,910 votes (58 percent).

While Bell’s re-election effort was seen by many as being the more old guard traditional Birmingham campaign, relying more on endorsements and campaigning at churches, Randall Woodfin was seen as the more “progressive” of the two candidates, relying more on appealing to liberal activist groups.

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Sandy Stimpson wins second term as Mayor

August 23, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 22, 2017, residents of Mobile went to the polls and overwhelmingly voted to elect Sandy Stimpson to a second term.

Stimpson said at his victory celebration, ”I’m blessed beyond measure to be your Mayor.”

Stimpson said, “Obviously, for those in this room, it’s a happy day.  Honestly, everyone in this room voted for Sandy Stimpson, which I’m tremendously gracious and appreciative of. But I wanted to tell all Mobilians, even those who didn’t vote for me, I promise that we’ll work as hard for you as those in this room. We’ll work to earn your trust because we can and we will unite this city.’
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Mobile to hold mayoral, city council elections Tuesday

August 22, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 22, 2017, residents of Mobile go to the polls to elect their mayor and city council.

In the Mobile Mayoral race, incumbent Sandy Stimpson is seeking a second term as Mayor.  Former Mobile Mayor Sam Jones, who was unseated by Stimpson in 2013 is running to make a political comeback. Donaveta Ely and Anthony Thompson also are on the ballot seeking to be Mobile’s next mayor.

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Birmingham holds city council, mayor, school board elections Tuesday

August 22, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 22, 2017, residents of Birmingham go to the polls today to elect their Mayor, City Council, and school board members.  Unlike the state, county, or judicial elections, municipal elections are nonpartisan.

Longtime incumbent William Bell (D) is seeking a third term as Mayor.  Bell was a member of the Birmingham City Council for several terms and was the Mayor Pro Tem in 1999.  He then assumed the role of Mayor when longtime incumbent Richard Arrington retired.  Bell, however, was defeated by City Councilman Bernard Kincaid.  Bell returned to the City Council and was, elected Mayor in 2011 and re-elected in 2013.

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Mobile to hold City election Tuesday

August 20, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter  

Tuesday, August 22, 2017, residents of Mobile go to the polls to elect their Mayor and City Council.

In the Mobile Mayoral race, incumbent Sandy Stimpson is seeking a second term as Mayor.  Former Mobile Mayor Sam Jones, who was unseated by Stimpson in 2013 is running to make a political comeback.  Donavette Ely and Anthony Thompson also are on the ballot seeking to be Mobile’s next mayor.

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Birmingham votes Tuesday for Mayor, City Council, School Board

August 18, 2017

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.

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State Rep. Hollis holds town hall in Birmingham

August 8, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 1, 2017, State Representative Rolanda Hollis (D-Birmingham) held a town hall meeting to show voters how their government is working for them.

The town hall was held in Birmingham’s Guiding Light Church on John Rogers Drive.  About 70 citizens were on hand to hear the panel on government, which included Rep. Hollis, US Representative Terri Sewell (D-Selma), State Senator Linda Coleman-Madison (D-Birmingham), Jefferson County Commissioner George Bowman (D), Birmingham Mayor William Bell, Birmingham City Councilwoman Sheila Tyson, and former Birmingham Mayor Richard Arrington.
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Jeffco GOP Condemns Birmingham Resolution Designating the City as a Sanctuary City

February 6, 2017

By Brandon Moseley

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 the Jefferson County Republican Party Executive Committee approved a resolution condemning the Birmingham City Council’s vote to designate Alabama’s largest city as a “Sanctuary City”.

Jefferson County Republican Party Chairman Sallie Bryant said in a statement, “Not only are the actions of the Birmingham City Council expressly against established state law, after speaking with several lawmakers and business leaders, it’s clear this move will have a negative effect on our county’s economic development efforts to recruit new businesses to the area,” Chairman Sallie Bryant said.
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