2021 Birmingham City Election

Randall Woodfin, Mayor of Birmingham

Mayor of Birmingham

Randall L. Woodfin

Age: 40

Residence: Central City

Political experience: Mayor of Birmingham, 2017-present; member, Birmingham Board of Education, 2013-17; president, Birmingham Board of Education, 2013-15

Professional experience: Mayor of Birmingham, 2017-present; assistant city attorney, city of Birmingham, 2009-17

Civic experience: Former board member, Alabama Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy; former board member, Birmingham Botanical Gardens; former board member, Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama; former board member, Birmingham Change Fund; former board member, American Red Cross; former board member, Birmingham Education Foundation; former board member, Birmingham Cultural Alliance; former board member, Start the Adventure in Reading; former president, Birmingham Chapter of the Morehouse College Alumni Association; Leadership Alabama, 2016; featured speaker, TEDx Birmingham, 2017; Alabama state director, Hillary for America, 2016

Education: Juris doctor, Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, 2007; Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Morehouse College, 2003

Significant endorsements: President Joe Biden, Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, Jefferson County Citizen’s Coalition, Jefferson County Democratic Progressive Council, Sen. Nina Turner, Ohio, Collective PAC, Human Rights Campaign, People for the American Way, Future Generation PAC, former Sen. Doug Jones, former Georgia House Democratic Leader Stacey Abrams, Political Revolution, Alabama College Democrats, Alabama High School Democrats, Birmingham Firefighters, Fraternal Order of Police membership, state Rep. Rolanda Hollis, Jefferson County Commissioner Sheila Tyson

Top contributors: North Alabama PAC, $50,000; Sheree Acheson, $50,000; Marcel Dareus, $25,000; Margaret Elizabeth Hemberg, $25,000; Landon Ash, $25,000 

Main Issues: “Four years ago, I inherited a city struggling under the weight of blighted structures, crumbling infrastructure, vast food deserts, and stagnant growth. Since taking office, I’ve torn down thousands of abandoned buildings, repaved thousands of miles of roads, filled potholes in every neighborhood, fought to bring in new grocery stores and prepared over a thousand students to attend college tuition-free through Birmingham Promise. But many of these issues have persisted for decades — we need more than four years to fix them. In my next term, I’ll continue this growth by building more affordable housing, investing in early childhood development, working to rectify the impacts of environmental racism, spending at least $100 million with minority and women-owned businesses, continuing to reduce violent crime and turn the tide on gun violence. These goals and more are laid out on my website at randallwoodfin.com/Vision2025.”

Campaign: randallwoodfin.com