2017 Birmingham Mayor Elections

Randall Woodfin


Randall Woodfin

Name: Randall Woodfin

Age: 36

Residence:  Birmingham

Political experience: Member, Birmingham Board of Education, 2013-2017; president, Birmingham Board of Education, 2013-2015; candidate, Birmingham Board of Education, 2009.

Professional experience: Assistant city attorney for Birmingham, 2009-present.

Civic experience: Board member, Alabama Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy; board member, Birmingham Botanical Gardens; board member, Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama; board member, American Red Cross; past president, Morehouse College Alumni Association; member, Birmingham Change Fund; former board member, Birmingham Education Foundation; former board member, Birmingham Cultural Alliance, former board member, S.T.A.I.R.

Education: Cumberland School of Law at Samford, 2007; Morehouse College, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 2003

Top contributors: L&A PAC, $15,600; ONYX, $6,000; Tyrone and Nelda Burroughs, $5,600; Nelson Brooke, $5,000; Janay Smith, $3,000

Main issues: If elected, Woodfin says he will focus on expanding the Birmingham police force; creating a specialized court for violent felonies that involve gun possession by high-risk, repeat offenders; restoring longevity pay and annual raises for police officers; repurposing community centers as “Opportunity Centers” and early childhood learning centers; developing neighborhood revitalization plans for every council district; allocating $5 million annually for street and sidewalk repairs; allocating $3 million annually for weed abatement, demolition and land banking; advocating for state funding for early childhood education; increasing education funding; and allocating funding for debt-free community college for all Birmingham City Schools graduates who wish to attend Jefferson State or Lawson State immediately after graduating from high school.

Campaign: randallwoodfin.com