City Council - District 1

Sherman Collins Jr.

Birmingham City Council, District 1

Sherman Collins Jr.

Sherman Collins

Age: 44

Residence: Woodbrook Road

Political experience: Vice president of Birmingham City Schools board, 2013-present.

Professional experience: Owner of Scollin and Associates Insurance Agency, 18 years; owner of NewComers Realty, 18 years.

Civic experience: Founder of 42 Acts of Random Kindness; mentor at Sun Valley Elementary; partner at Impact Ministry-Mentoring Young Ladies; recipient of NAACP Outstanding Community Service Award; member of Masonic Lodge Geometry 410; member of 23rd St. Baptist Church.

Education: Samford University, bachelor’s in business administration, 1996.

Top contributors: Fair Political Action Committee, $1,000; self, contribution, $785; self, loan, $2,850.

Main issues: The candidate said that, if elected, he would strive for cohesive leadership and focus on reducing crime and engendering economic development. Specifically for District 1, the candidate wants to develop a realistic and workable economic development plan to attract small businesses, including restaurants, coffee houses, a dinner theater, a trampoline zone, a grocery store and other quality of life services.