Category: City Council – District 9

A Bad Night for Incumbents: Challengers Take the Lead in Council Runoffs

A Crestwood North Neighborhood resident experienced a realization as he greeted Darrell O’Quinn Tuesday night in the parking lot of the Shoppes at Crestwood: “We’re going to have to get a new neighborhood president.”

O’Quinn’s term as neighborhood president comes to an end as he prepares to move into his new role as District 5 representative on the Birmingham City Council. In unofficial results, he edged out incumbent council President Johnathan Austin 2,430 votes to 2,271.

The night belonged to those who had never held the offices they were seeking. Read more.

Three Birmingham City Council Seats Are up for Grabs

Voters go to the polls Tuesday to make final decisions on who will fill three Birmingham City Council seats.

No candidates in Districts 2, 5 and 9 received more than half the votes cast in the Aug. 22 elections, and voters Tuesday will choose between the top two vote-getters in the race. Read more.