Category: City School Board – District 1

Bennie M. Holmes

Birmingham City Board of Education, District 1 Bennie M. Holmes Age: 61 Residence: Huffman area Political experience: First run for public office. Professional experience: Publisher, Metropolitan Black Business Network, 12 years; chief financial officer, trustee and founding member, Black Star Academy, the only African culture-centered school in Alabama, three years; curator, Birmingham’s African Holocaust Library,

Douglas Lee Ragland

Birmingham City Board of Education, District 1 Douglas Lee Ragland Age: 60 Political experience: Ran for the Birmingham School Board District 1 seat in August 2013 and August 2011. Professional experience: Retired educator and administrator. Birmingham City Schools elementary and middle school teacher, 1978-1989; Birmingham City Schools assistant principal, 1989-90; elementary principal in the Eufaula City

Keith Rice

Birmingham City Board of Education, District 1  Keith Rice Age: 58 Residence: Killough Springs neighborhood Political experience: Previous candidate for Birmingham City Council and school board positions. Member, Birmingham City Schools Task Force for District 1; elected as resident council president for Cooper Green housing community and as first citywide president for all Birmingham Housing

Cedric Small

Birmingham City Board of Education, District 1 Cedric Small Age: 32 Residence: Huffman Political experience: First political race Professional experience: Pastor of New Mt Zion Baptist Church Civic experience: Mentoring at Huffman High School and Metro Changers/World Changers Education: Samford University, BA in Religion Top contributors: No campaign contributions filed Main issues: I believe that

Jerry Tate

Birmingham Board of Education, District 1 Jerry Tate Age: 50 Residence: Huffman neighborhood. Political experience: Ran for Birmingham School Board, District 1, 2013. Professional experience: Project manager at Alagasco; former first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve. Civic experience: Recipient, Birmingham Department of Youth Services Hidden Hero award; current president, Phillips Academy PTA and Birmingham