Birmingham City Council, District 7
Name: Titus Battle
Residence: Pearson Avenue SW
Political experience: First run for elected office.
Professional experience: CEO-academic development specialist/tutor at The Promise to Children Foundation Inc.; behavior specialist at Jefferson County Association of Retarded Citizens, 1990-1995; bishop’s assistant at the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama, 1984-1990; director at Morton Simpson Community Center; patient care specialist at Cooper Greene Hospital 2001-2003; dishwasher/cashier at Golden Temple Health Foods; dishwasher at Alabama Seafood Restaurantp
Civic experience: Past President of Phi Bet Sigma Fraternity; UAB SGA legislator for School of Humanity; chair of UAB Child Development Committee; mentor at St Mark’s Episcopal Church Young Lion’s Mentoring Group; member of American Psychological Association; member of Kappa Delta Pi Honorary Education Society.
Education: University of Alabama at Birmingham/ Walden University, master of science psychology candidate, 2018; Miles College, bachelor’s in child development education, 2016; UAB, bachelor’s in philosophy and psychology; 1990; Walker County Junior College, EMT basic.
Top contributors: None filed.
Main issues: If elected, the candidate wants to convert life-long renters into homeowners; encourage first-time minority businesses; establish a citywide volunteer center; create after-school, weekend and summer programs for families; move the Mayor’s Division of Youth to District 7; create alternative sentences for Municipal Court, create a “worker’s driver’s license,” and establish a city-owned and operated transitional living center. In addition, he wants to bring governmental social service agencies, trade schools and companies to District 7, raise taxes to fund education, renovate outdated school buildings and assure all meetings of the Board of Education are open to the public.