Mayor Randall Woodfin is among the first candidates endorsed in 2021 by The Collective PAC, a D.C political action committee that funds Black candidates for public office.
“The three candidates we are endorsing today are staunch progressive leaders who will fight to make their communities fairer, safer, and more inclusive for all people and The Collective PAC is proud to support their campaigns,” the PAC said in a statement.
Woodfin was endorsed in a statement Thursday alongside Sharetta Smith, mayoral candidate for Lima, Ohio, and Tishaura Jones, a mayoral candidate in St. Louis, Missouri.
The Collective PAC previously endorsed Woodfin’s 2017 campaign for mayor, unseating previous two-term incumbent William Bell.
“Mayor Randall Woodfin has put the people of Birmingham first during his first term as mayor by creating the Office of Social Justice and Racial Equity, reducing violent crime by more than 20 percent, and protecting more than 2,500 jobs in Birmingham during the COVID-19 pandemic,” the committee said in the statement.
U.S Sen. Doug Jones, Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed and congressional candidate Adia Winfrey are among the PAC’s previous endorsements.