2017 Birmingham Elections

Birmingham Votes 2017

Randall Woodfin is set to become Birmingham’s new mayor on Nov. 28. (Source: Sam Prickett)

Randall Woodfin will be sworn in as Birmingham’s new mayor during his inauguration Nov. 28. BirminghamWatch interviewed him, new council members and departing council members before the passing of the baton:

First? Look at the Books: A Q&A With Birmingham’s Next Mayor
Newly Elected Birmingham City Councilor Hunter Williams Calls for Broad Coordination to Move the City Forward
For Newly Elected Birmingham City Councilor Darrell O’Quinn, the Neighborhood is Still the Thing
New Birmingham Councilor John Hilliard Says He Can’t Do It Alone, Residents Must Share Responsibility for the District
Transparency, Neighborhoods and One Uber Battle: Three Former Birmingham Councilors Talk About Their Time at City Hall

The Transition

Former BSC President Krulak and Alabama Power VP Knight Will Lead Woodfin’s Transition Team
Woodfin Names Leaders of Education and Economic Development Transition Committees
Woodfin Announces Leaders of Transition Committees
Birmingham City Council Taps Abbott as President and Roberson as Pro Tem, Delays Adopting a Budget

The Runoff

Randall Woodfin Defeats Incumbent William Bell to Become Birmingham’s Next Mayor
O’Quinn celebrates after his election to the Birmingham City Council.
A Bad Night for Incumbents: Challengers Take the Lead in Council Runoffs
Four New Members and One Incumbent Elected to Birmingham Board of Education
Birmingham Runoff Election Results
Voter Turnout Tops 35 Percent
Neighborhood Revitalization Remains a Defining Issue in Tuesday’s Birmingham City Runoff
In Their Own Words: Birmingham School Board Candidates Answer BW Questions, Talk Improvement Goals and Difficult Decisions
Voters cast their ballots at the downtown Jefferson County courthouse in the Oct. 3, 2017, city runoff election. (Solomon Crenshaw Jr.)
Woodfin: Bell’s Fundraising Allegations Are ‘False and Misleading’
Contributions to Bell and Woodfin Highlight Campaign Differences
Bell Encourages Staff to Campaign for Him; City Hall Meeting Raises Ethical Concerns
Bell, Woodfin Advance to Runoff in Birmingham Mayor’s Race
Five Birmingham School Board Races Headed to Runoffs
Six Incumbents Win Re-Election to the Birmingham City Council, Three Races Will Be Decided in Runoffs
Birmingham City Election Results


Before the Vote

Top Mayoral Candidates Talk Transportation, Education, Redevelopment and Government Efficiency in Debate
Birmingham Mayor William Bell
Top Three Candidates for Mayor Square Off During Debate
Birmingham City Councilors Suggest Bell is Forcing Lundy out of Office
Community Activists Accuse Mayor Bell of Campaign Finance Violations, Neglect of City’s Poor
Most of the Birmingham Board of Education members will be new after the election. What do they have to say?
Birmingham Election Voter Guide
BirminghamWatch Listening Sessions: A Community Conversation
BW Listening: What were residents thinking about before Tuesday’s election? The Videos.