Walter “Big Walt” Wilson

Birmingham Board of Education, District 7

Walter Wilson

Age: 47

Political experience: Alabama constable, District 57, 2012, 2016; ran for Birmingham City Council District 7, 2009.

Professional experience: Areawide brush and trash supervisor, city of Birmingham Department of Public Works, 1999-present; substitute teacher, Birmingham City Schools, 2005; assistant football coach, Wenonah High, 1995-2009.

Civic experience: Executive board member, Laborers International Union of North America 559, 2017; parent community coordinator, Wenonah High, 2016; founder and executive director of Southwest Alliance Association Inc., 2005; founder of Wenonah Young Dragons Youth Football, 2006; founder of Roosevelt City Spartans Youth Football, 2012; softball coach, Partners of Neighborhood Growth, basketball coach, Police Athletics Teams; coach, Piper Davis Baseball, 1989-2017.

Education: Lawson State Community College, barber’s degree, 1993; American Intercontinental University, associate’s degree, business administration, 2006; Victory Christian Academy, 1992.

Top contributors: Self, loan, $800.72; Paul Wilson, $100.

Main issues: If elected, he said the main issues he would address are “improving curriculum; ensuring that we hire and continue training of highly qualified teachers, especially in the areas of reading, science and mathematics. I want to address ensuring that adequate funding and support are available for extra-curricular activities. Most importantly, I will address making parental involvement a priority.”