Birmingham City Council District 6
Name: Sheila Tyson
Residence: 14th Place Southwest
Political experience: Elected to Birmingham City Council, 2013-present; ran unsuccessfully for Jefferson County Commission, 2014.
Professional experience: Contract freight accountant, 2012.
Civic experience: Former president of West End community, 2008; former president of Birmingham Citizens Advisory Board; conference participant at Alabama Grassroots Leadership Development and National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women; member of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition; member of Neighborhood USA; member of Birmingham Board of Education Executive Committee; member of UAB Minority Health & Health Disparities Research; founder of Building Healthy Communities.
Education: Graduated, West End High School, 1979; U.S. Army Quartermaster School, business accounting, 1979.
Top contributors: BIT Inc. doing business as The Furnace, $1,000; Iron City Developments, $1,000; Juliette Sullivan $1,000; unknown, $1,000; unknown, $200.
Main issues: If elected, the candidate wants to build and open new senior assisted living facilities in District 6, increase the minimum wage for employees who work in Birmingham, return the mayor-council Act to its previous form, and improve the overall quality of life for the residents of District 6.