City Council - District 9

Wendell Major

Birmingham City Council, District 9

Wendell Major

Wendell Major

Age: 51

Residence: Dolomite.

Political races run: Unsuccessful campaign for Alabama Senate, 2006.

Professional experience:  Principal, Major Law Group LLC, 2007- present; lieutenant, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, 1989-present; civilian police assistant mentor/adviser supervisor in Kabul, Afghanistan, U.S. State Department, November 2009-November 2010; sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps., 1983-1991.

Civic experience: Member of the Alabama State Bar since 2007; member of the Licensed Alabama State Polygraph Examiner’s Board.

Education: FBI National Academy, International Law Enforcement executive leadership training, 2015; International Institute of Polygraph, polygraph examiner’s certification, 2007; Birmingham School of Law, juris doctorate, 2006; University of Alabama at Birmingham, bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, 2002.

Top contributors: Anthony Piazza, Esq., $500; Daryl Burks LLC, in-kind $500; Derrick Roseman, in-kind $300; Smoke Law, $250.

Main issues: Increased public safety and crime prevention efforts using agency cooperation and technology; roadway resurfacing; parks and right of way maintenance; increased economic development efforts directed to small business development.