Category: City Council – District 2

Lawrence Conaway

Birmingham City Council, District 2 Name: Lawrence Conaway Age: 57 Political experience: Ran unsuccessfully for Birmingham City Council District 2 in 2009, and for Alabama House District 54 in 2014. Professional experience: Senior pastor, Fellowship Bible Church, 2013-present; associate pastor, Guiding Light Church, 1998-present; computer analyst, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 1987-1998; electronic technician, SCI

Kimberly D. Jeanty

Birmingham City Council District 2 Name: Kimberly D. Jeanty Age: 42 Residence: East Lake Political experience: First run for public office; served as a neighborhood liaison to Councilor Kim Rafferty’s office, 2009-2011. Professional experience: Currently a program director for Community Kitchens of Birmingham; past interim executive director of the Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve, 2013. Civic

Stephen L. Murphy

Birmingham City Council District 2 Name: Stephen L. Murphy Age: 30 Residence: Crestline Neighborhood Political experience: First run for political office. Professional experience: Foster care social worker with Jefferson County Department of Human Resources, 2008-2010; assessment coordinator with Hill Crest Behavioral Health Services, 2010-2016; medical caseworker with the UAB 1917 Clinic, 2011-2013; intern, Birmingham VA

Kim Rafferty

Birmingham City Council District 2 Name: Kimberly Rafferty Age: 51 Residence: South Roebuck Political experience:  Elected to the Birmingham City Council in 2009 and 2013. Professional experience:  Owner, Creative Rugs, 2001-2009. Education: State University of New York, 1985-1987; associate’s in human services, University of Kentucky, 1987-1989; bachelor’s in history, UAB, 1989-2002. Civic experience: Election worker,

Deanna “Dee” Reed

Birmingham City Council District 2 Name: Deanna Reed Age: 28 Residence: South Eastlake Political Experience: None Professional experience: Has been program coordinator for The Rickey Smiley Foundation and event manager for Bruno Event Team. Education: Bachelor’s, public relations and journalism, Miles College, 2011; graduated Ramsay High School. Civic experience: Member, Birmingham Youth Advisory Council; speaks at churches

Jordan Thompson

Birmingham City Council, District 2 Name: Jordan Thompson Age: 27 Residence: Grandview Parkway Political experience: First run for political office. Served with University of Alabama Student Government Association. Professional experience: Legal assistant-clerk, McMillan Associates, May 2016-present; founder and principal director, Teams for Troops nonprofit, September 2015-present; executive officer, first lieutenant-chief of staff, Alabama Army National

Hunter Williams

Birmingham City Council District 2 Hunter Williams Age: 30 Residence: Crestline Neighborhood, Birmingham Political experience: None Professional experience: Runs a small business providing medical services to local hospitals; deputy sheriff with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Education: Southern Methodist University; Jefferson County Sheriff’s Academy, 2010. Civic experience: Volunteer with community organizations across Birmingham, including Cornerstone

Tyrone Williams Sr.

Birmingham City Council District 2 Tyrone Williams Sr. Age: 69 Residence: Roebuck Springs Political experience: First run for political office. Professional experience: Retired school administrator and hearing officer for the Birmingham City Schools. He began working for the system in 1972. Education: Graduate, Hayes High School; bachelor’s, South Carolina State University; master’s, Alabama A&M University;

District Map, Job Description

The office Birmingham City Council, District 2 The duties: The nine-member council is the legislative arm of Birmingham city government. It enacts legislation, adopts budgets and decides on policies for the city during weekly council meetings. One councilor is elected from each of nine districts to serve a four-year term. District 2 includes Brown Springs,