2021 Birmingham City Election

William Bell, Mayor of Birmingham

Mayor of Birmingham

William A. Bell Sr.

Age: 72

Residence: College Hills

Political experience: Mayor of Birmingham, 2010-17; president pro tempore, Jefferson County Commission, 2008-10; member, Birmingham City Council, 1979-2001 and council president, 1985-93, 1997-2001

Professional experience: Business consultant, 1989-present; probation officer, Jefferson County, 1969-74; salesman, Xerox, 1974-79; assistant to the vice president, UAB, 1979-89

Civic experience: Member, Climate Reality Leadership; board member, U.S. International Committee on Monuments and Historical Sites; U.S. representative to Habitat III, 2016; U.S. representative at the U.N. Commission on Human Rights; U.S. representative to signing of Paris Climate Accord; U.S. representative for WWII Commemoration in Normandy, France

Education: Doctor of Jurisprudence, Miles College School of Law, 1981; M.A. in counseling and psychology, UAB, 1974; B.A. in psychology, UAB, 1972; A.B. degree, Gadsden State Community College; John Carroll Catholic High School, 1967

Top contributors: David Shelby, $20,000; Triangle Partners LLC, $15,000; United PAC, $7,000

Main Issues: Crime and public safety, neighborhoods, education, jobs, environment, economic development, infrastructure

Campaign: bellforbirmingham.com