Category: City Council – District 5

Johnathan F. Austin

Birmingham City Council, District 5 Name: Johnathan F. Austin Age: 38 Political experience: Birmingham City Council member, District 5, 2008-present; Birmingham City Council president, 2013-present; chair, Committee of the Whole, Birmingham City Council; chair, Administration/Technology Committee, Birmingham City Council; member of the council’s Economic Development Committee, Budget and Finance Committee and the Governmental Affairs Committee;

Dorothea Crosby

Birmingham City Council, District 5 Name: Dorothea Crosby Age: 55 Political experience: None Professional experience: Judicial assistant, state of Alabama, 2006-2013; corporate security, Compass Bank, 2004-2006; investment operation processor, Compass Bank, 2002-2004; customer service representative, Compass Bank, 2000-2002; customer service representative, Alabama Power, 1997-2000; telephone service representative, Sitel Corporation, 1998-1998; cashier, Birmingham Parking Authority, 1996-1997;

Chris Davis

Birmingham City Council, District 5 Name: Chris Davis Political experience: Former staff member with U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland; Maryland campaign staff, Barack Obama Presidential Campaign, 2008. Professional experience: Executive staff to the mayor of Washington, D.C. Civic experience: Counselor, Camp Anytown; member, Americorps; volunteer, Camp Birmingham, Whatley and Hayes Middle Schools. Education: University of

Darrell O’Quinn

Birmingham City Council, District 5 Name: Darrell O’Quinn Age: 45 Residence: Crestwood Political experience: None Professional experience: Senior Clinical Veterinarian Animal Resources Program, University of Alabama at Birmingham, currently; executive director, Move I-20/59, Inc.; research associate, UAB School of Medicine, Department of Pathology Civic experience: President, City of Birmingham Citizens’ Advisory Board; president, Crestwood North

Erica Robbins

Birmingham City Council, District 5 Name: Erica Robbins Age: 35 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,

Jeremy Schatz

Birmingham City Council, District 5 Name: Jeremy Schatz Age: 34 Political experience: None. Professional experience: Attorney, The Patton Firm. Civic experience: Volunteer attorney, One Roof. Education: Birmingham School of Law, juris doctorate, 2015; University of Alabama, bachelor’s degree in psychology. Top contributors: Fifth Avenue Development Partners, LLC, $5,000; William A. Mudd, $5,000; Stewart Dansby, $1,000;

Robert Walker

Birmingham City Council, District 5 Name: Robert Walker Date of birth: 1958 Political experience: Candidate, City Council District 5, 2013; candidate, City Council District 4, 2009. Civic experience: Vice president, Wahouma Neighborhood Association; former president, East Lake Community; member, Citizens Advisory Board. Education: Southern Junior College of Business, associate’s degree in paralegal studies. Top contributors:

Job Description, District Map

The office: Birmingham City Council, District 5 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. Birmingham City Council District Map