2019 Birmingham City Election

Crystal Smitherman

Crystal Smitherman

Birmingham City Council District 6

Age: 26

Residence: Birmingham

Political Experience: Birmingham City Councilor, 2019-present.

Professional Experience: 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, the 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.

Main Issues: According to her campaign’s Facebook page, Smitherman focuses on issues that include recycling, environmental justice, job opportunities for Birmingham City School students and a better quality of life for District 6 and the greater Birmingham area.

Top Contributions: Wiggins, Childs, Pantazis & Fisher, $3,000 (in-kind); North Alabama PAC, $2,500; Arrington Funeral Home Inc., $2,500.

Campaign: facebook.com/crystal.n.smitherman


Smitherman did not respond to requests for information from BirminghamWatch.