2021 Birmingham City Election

Crystal Smitherman, Birmingham City Council D6

Crystal Smitherman

Birmingham City Council, District 6

Crystal Smitherman

 Age: 28

Residence: Birmingham

Political experience: Birmingham City Councilor, 2019-present

Professional experience: Attorney at law, Smitherman Law Firm, 2019-present; summer law clerk, Marsh, Richard & Bryan, P.C., 2017; administrative assistant, Highland Park Golf Course and Country Club, 2016; education outreach coordinator, Girls Inc., 2015-2016; legal intern, Farris, Riley & Pitt LLP, 2015-2016

Civic experience: Member, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, 2017-present; volunteer, Christian Service Mission, 2011-present; volunteer, RISE Center at the University of Alabama, 2018-present; volunteer counselor, YouthServe Inc., 2013; assistant, Ronald McDonald House Charities, 2012

Education: Juris Doctorate in Law, University of Alabama School of Law, 2019; juris doctor, Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, 2019; bachelor’s degree in Biology, Hampton University, 2015; Ramsay High School, 2011

 Significant endorsements: None listed

 Top contributors: The Committee for Good Government, $4,000; Leadership PAC, $3,000; Dick Schmalz, $3,000

Main Issues: Recycling, addressing illegal dumping, street and park lighting, “Cure Violence” initiative, continuation of STEM tutoring in schools, make sure pension is stable, promote affordable housing, help Cahaba Medical increase their services

Campaign: crystalfordistrict6.com