Edward Maddox

Birmingham Board of Education, District 4

Edward Maddox

Edward Maddox

Age: 61

Residence: Woodlawn

Political experience: Maddox held the Board of Education District 4 seat, winning a term in 2009. He was named president of the board in 2011. Maddox was forced to step down from that post as part of a plea agreement involving charges that he used his office and his position in the Woodlawn Neighborhood Association for personal gain. He pleaded guilty and was given two years of probation. Maddox unsuccessfully ran for Birmingham City Council in 2005 and 2013.

Professional experience: Owner, New Creations Barber Shop and New Creations Event Center, Woodlawn; retired as a teacher with Birmingham City Schools in 2007, most notably as band director at Woodlawn High School.

Civic experience: Former Woodlawn Neighborhood Association president; former member, Birmingham Art and Cultural Commission; former chair, NAACP Educational Improvement Action Network.

Education: Master’s degree in music education, Alabama State University, 1988; bachelor’s in music education, Florida A&M University, 1979; graduated Carver High School, 1975.

Top contributors: None reported.

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