Birmingham City Council District 9
Residence: Central Pratt City.
Political experience: Intern at Alabama Law Institute, working with Alabama Legislature, 2013; liaison to Birmingham City Council for District 9 council member Marcus Lundy, 2014-2016.
Professional: Associate minister at Peace Missionary Baptist Church, current; veteran of U.S. Army, Alabama National Guard, 2000-2009.
Civic experience: Recipient, 12th annual A.G. Gaston Community Service Award, 2016; president, Central Pratt Neighborhood Association; president, Miles College Political Science Club, 2016-2017; co-founder, Black Lives Matter, Birmingham Chapter. Volunteered to help coordinate response to 2011 tornadoes; helped start and direct Camp Noah, a program for children affected by the storms. These efforts were recognized by U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell and First Lady Michelle Obama, 2012.
Education: Miles College, scheduled for 2018 graduation with a bachelor’s degree in political science and government; attended Lawson State Community College; applying for UAB’s coordinated master’s program for public health and administration.
Top contributors: None filed.
Main issues: Work to make structural changes in the city and bring about black political will and power; lead effort to address demands of the movement to end exploitation and oppression.