John Hilliard

Birmingham City Council, District 9

John Hilliard

John Hilliard

Age: 56

Residence: Smithfield Estates.

Political experience: Ran for Alabama Legislature in 1994, 1998, 2002, 2010; held the House District 60 seat from 1993-2003.

Professional experience: Private business owner, in real estate and bonding.

Education: Alabama State University, bachelor’s degree in business administration management; A.H. Parker High School.

Civic experience: State Democratic Executive Committee, 20 years; delegate to two presidential conventions; Jefferson County Citizens Coalition and foster care and youth organizations.

Top contributors: Fair PAC, $2,500; Ball Healthcare, $1,500; Bail Bonds of Alabama, $1,000; Results Engineering, $500; T. Michael Goodrich, $500; Self, loan, $500; Carol Hilliard (spouse) loan, $5,000.

Main issues: Public safety, education and economic development. Wants police officers to work in the communities where they live; increased funding for Birmingham City Schools, including after-school programs and career development; City Council to work with companies to encourage hiring locally from within the city.