2016 Primary Election

Eric Major (D)

Jefferson County Treasurer

Eric MajorEric Major

Date of Birth: April 6,1968; age 47

Residence: Fairfield

Political experience: Alabama House of Representatives District 55, 1998-2006; ran for Jefferson County Commission, 2007; executive committee member, National Conference of Black State Legislators, 2002; former executive committee member, National Conference of Mayors.

Professional experience: Executive director, Alabama Minority Health Institute; executive director, Global Development Group; Alabama House member, 1998-2006; former staff member for former U.S. 7th District congressman; previous international elections monitor, Gambia, Africa.

Civic experience: Member, Faith Chapel Christian Center; board member, Western Area YMCA; founder, Alabama Charity Association; economic empowerment chair, Birmingham Chapter of the NAACP; elected chairman of the Jefferson County Citizen’s Coalition; formerly recognized by Ebony Magazine as one of the Top 30 Leaders under 30.

Education: Bachelor’s in political science, University of Alabama at Birmingham; associate’s, Jefferson State Community College.

Main issues: Major pledged that, if elected, he would make sure that records of the Treasurer’s Office are transparent and that he is available and accountable to residents of the county.

Campaign: https://www.facebook.com/mr.ericmajor