Office: Jefferson County Commission, District 1
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: Business development and government relations consultant with the Global Development Group, Inc.; owns Absolute Solutions, a public affairs consulting firm; unpaid executive director of the Alabama Minority Health Institute.
Civic experience: Member, Faith Chapel Christian Center Charitable; Alabama Charity Association, Alabama Minority Health Institute, founder, ONE BIRMINGHAM Civic Action Group.
Education: Bachelor’s in political science, University of Alabama at Birmingham; associate’s, Jefferson State Community College.
Main issues: Major said he is the only candidate in this race with a plan to eliminate high sewer bills; expand healthcare services; and increase job training programs, police protection and road paving throughout the county. He said he wants to make sure incorporated cities get access to all county services. Additionally, he said he will make sure Jefferson County pays all incorporated cities the monies owed to them by Jefferson County.
Top contributors: Eric Major (loan), $1,700; Eric Major (in kind), $1,000; Wendell Major, $1,050; John G. Beard, $1,000; Major Law Group, $604.50.