James Williams Jr.

Birmingham City Council, District 9

James Williams Jr.

James Williams Jr.

Age: 47

Residence: South Pratt City

Political experience: Ran unsuccessfully for the Birmingham City Council, 2012; public relations volunteer, Birmingham mayoral campaign, 2008.

Professional experience: On-air radio personality J. Love, WBHK Today’s Kiss, 2000-present; host, Talkback Live 98.7, 2002-2009; on-air personality J. Love, WTUG, 2001-2002; Homeboy’s Restaurant delivery, 1994-1999; U.S. Marine Corps, including service in Desert Storm, 1988-1993.

Civic experience: Co-founder, Pratt City Youth Athletic Association, 2009-2014; recipient, NAACP Outstanding Young Professional Award, 2012; president, Arrington Middle School PTA, 2006; recipient, Emerging Leader of Alabama Award, New South Coalition, 2004.

Education: West End High School, graduate, 1988; Jackson Elementary School, 1976-1984.

Top contributors: Valerie Hinton, $506; Antuan Williams, $296.

Main issues: Focus on public safety; improved neighborhood infrastructure; more youth programs; beautification of neighborhoods throughout the city; putting interests of people first.