Birmingham City Council, District 5
Name: Erica Robbins
Political experience: None.
Civic experience: Founder, Be a Blessing Birmingham, 2015-present; vice president, Greater Birmingham NOW; member, SURJ; member, Indivisible Birmingham.
Education: Stillman College, 2003; Munford High School, 2000.
Top contributors: Caitlyn Cruz, $327.50; Dana Ellis, $300; William Gaston, $250; Elizabeth Shannon, $100; Dennis Adams, $100; Mary Johnson-Butterworth, $100.
Main issues: According to Robbins’ website, if elected, her main priorities would be to work toward the eradication of homelessness in Birmingham; work with the mayor’s office to allocate funds and promote entrepreneurship and start-ups by providing opportunities for growth of the business community; reduce poverty by empowering and equipping neighborhood associations with the tools needed to get the community back to work; work closely with the mayor’s office to ensure allocation of funds to organizations that are able to provide mental health services to those in need; establish partnerships between schools and mentorship programs to provide students with a solid foundation for success.
Erica Robbins’ campaign did not respond to requests to fill out BirminghamWatch’s questionnaire.