City Council - District 8

Lynette Peters

Birmingham City Council District 8

Lynette Peters

Lynette Peters

Age: 51

Residence: Ensley Highlands

Political experience: First run for elected office.

Professional experience: Accounting, 1 Stop Solutions LLC, 2006-present; 1-800 Wreckers, 2004-2012; Kelly Temporary Services, 1997-2004; Pitts & Daniels accounting firm, 1995-1997; Sardis Baptist Church, 1992-1994; Fourth Avenue YMCA, 1990-1992.

Civic Experience: President, vice president and secretary, Ensley Highlands Neighborhood Association, 23 years; president, Bush Middle School PTA; secretary, Bush Middle School; vice president, Five Points West Community; volunteer, Girl Scout troop leader. Worked to keep open Bush Middle School, Ensley branch library and with early planning of CrossPlex.

Education:  Virginia College, medical billing and coding, 2010-2012; Southern Junior College, computer science, 1990-1992; USA Training Academy, secretarial degree, 1987-1989; Salem Attendance Center, high school diploma, 1978-1983.

Top contributors: None reported.

Main issues: Peters wants to implement initiatives to better the neighborhood, community, youth, economic development and public safety.  “I want to be the face to advocate for you and your family, because with my initiatives I will bring a better vision and greater directions for the neighborhoods of District 8. I will advocate for public safely, growth and business development, and most importantly, a fair opportunity for all youth of District 8 and Birmingham. My priorities are improving education, jobs and access to mentoring programs that are working for parents and children. And, I want to bring it all together with public safety. We must work united for one goal: to not die by gun violence.”