Birmingham City Council, District 8
Age: Turns 40 on election day.
Residence: Fairview neighborhood.
Political experience: Unsuccessful run for mayor of Birmingham, 2013.
Professional experience: Financial planner Ameriprise Financial, 13 years; Birmingham City Schools, math teacher and tutor, 4 years; real estate residential inspector, commercial appraiser trainee, 6 years.
Education: University of Alabama, master’s in human environmental science and financial planning, 2009; Auburn University, master’s degree in business, 2001; Auburn University, bachelor’s degree in finance, 1999; Hewitt-Trussville High School, graduate, 1995; Ensley High School, 9th grade; Glenn Middle School and Fairview Elementary.
Top contributors: Free Enterprise Political Action Committee, $1,000; Theresa Trone, $1,000.
Main issues: Participation, Entrepreneurship, Achievement, Community and Environment are key points of Trone’s campaign. He says participation prompts community involvement that coincides with community traditions. Entrepreneurship aims at programs, including adult seminars, after-school enrichment and young adult training initiatives, to expose residents to opportunities in business sectors including automotive, agribusiness bioscience, aerospace, defense, arts and distribution. Achievement focuses on providing platforms to highlight community accomplishments and measuring results from new initiatives. Trone says community builds relationships with regular community events and festivals. Regarding environment and to address neighborhood issues of overgrown lots and rundown abandoned homes and structures, Trone envisions workshops for district residents on home improvement, local regulations and related topics.