State House District 54
Candidate Name: Joseph Casper Baker III
Political experience: None
Professional experience: Information Technology specialist, event production and logistics.
Civic experience: Founder of I Believe in Birmingham; City of Birmingham Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee member; former board member, Redemptive Cycles; former secretary, Free the Hops; lead organizer, Rethink 20/59.
Education: B.A., philosophy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2011.
Main issues: Home rule for local government, expanded use of cost-saving or service-expanding technology in state departments, greater accountability and transparency in government spending and campaign finance, expansion of options for job and skills training and education statewide, expanded state support of high technology development (robotics, biotechnology, machine learning, cybernetics, etc.)
Top contributors: None listed.