Office: Jefferson County Circuit Clerk
Residence: Heritage Towne Center.
Political experience: Birmingham Board of Education, 2013 to present.
Professional experience: A vice president and manager with AmSouth Bank, 1982-1996; exclusive agent/owner, Allstate Insurance Co., 1996-2000; director of funeral services, Smith and Gaston Funeral Service, 1986-present.
Civic experience: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, 2005-present; Links Inc., 2008-present; Chums Inc., 2005-present; Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, 1996-present.
Education: Minor High School, 1978; Spelman College, Bachelor of Arts, 1982; Louisiana State University, executive degree in banking and finance, 1993; Miles Law School, juris doctorate, 2005.
Main issues: Improving the electoral system is at the heart of Adams-Gardner’s candidacy.
“My vision for Jefferson County is simple, to increase voter awareness and education,” she said. “Voting is the foundation of our democracy. It is imperative that every individual be aware of each opportunity to cast ballots in all local, state and national elections. My office will increase efforts to educate all voters on deadlines, processes and opportunities to exercise this precious right.”
Gardner will draw from her experience in banking and finance.
“The circuit clerk’s office directs the flow of all monies collected through the Jefferson County court system. I will use my knowledge and experience in banking to ensure full accountability in the handling of these funds. We will also provide regular explanations so that those who use the system are fully aware of the process,” she said.
Top contributors: Cheri Adams-Gardner, $1,300 (Loan), Waldrep, Stewart & Kendrick, $1,000; R.E. Gardner, $1,000;