2021 Birmingham City Election

Chris Woods, Mayor of Birmingham

Chris Woods (Photo by Solomon Crenshaw Jr.)

Mayor of Birmingham

Chris Woods

Age: 59

Residence: Avondale

Political experience: Has not held political office but is making his third bid for mayor, having run in 1995 and 2017.

Professional experience: President and CEO of C.W. Woods Contracting, LLC.

Education: Auburn University, B.S. degree in industrial arts, 1990.

Significant endorsements: Federal Judge U.W. Clemon; Dr. James Andrews, orthopedic surgeon; Judge Houston Brown; Bishop Calvin Woods; the Rev. Peter Wren, senior bishop of Church in God in Christ; the Rev. O.L. Meadows, senior bishop of Alabama First Jurisdiction.

Top contributors: Alabama Development PAC, $32,000; Dr. James Andrews, $5,000; Christopher Travis, $5,000; Robin & Morton, $5,000; R.P. Wilkin, $5,000; Anthony Thomasino, $2,000.

Main Issues: Deliver services the citizens of Birmingham deserve on a routine basis. Battle crime. Value and support city employees. Consistently pick up and remove trash. Start a free pre-school program.

Campaign: chriswoodsformayor.com