Birmingham City Council, District 4
Name: Qunelius “Cory P” Pettway
Political experience: First run for political office
Professional experience: Teacher in the JCCEO’s Early Head Start program, 2015-present.
Education: Graduate, Midfield High School, 2006; studied social work at Miles College, 2006-2007, and counseling at the Baptist College of Florida, 2008-2009; currently pursuing degree in early childhood education at Jefferson State Community College.
Civic experience: Spokesman for The Willing Family, a community activism group; board member of Birmingham Chapter of the National Juneteenth Observance Day; mentor with Winewood Community Outreach, 2011-2013; volunteer with Brenda Brown Bosom Buddies foundation as part of One in a Thousand Men, a community activism organization, 2015-present.
Top contributors: No contributions reported.
Main issues: Pettway believes there is a disconnect between the council and the citizenry. He believes he can bring new ideas in education, crime, health care and poverty. He says on his campaign Facebook page that he wants to work closely with the District 4 neighborhood associations, its school board member, the city’s public works and recreation staff and housing authorities to create more family-friendly events in the district, make health and safety improvements and promote home ownership.
Campaign: Search Facebook for Vote for Qunelius “Cory P” Pettway District 4 City Council.
Pettway did not respond to BirminghamWatch’s questionnaire.