2017 Birmingham Elections

Woodfin Beats Incumbent Bell in Birmingham Mayor’s Race, Other Results

Randall Woodfin

It appears Birmingham voters have replaced their mayor and the president of the City Council.

Randall Woodfin has beaten incumbent William Bell in the race for the mayor’s post. In unofficial vote returns Woodfin has taken almost 59 percent of the vote to Bell’s 41 percent.

It also appears that Council President Johnathan Austin has been beaten in his bid for re-election. In the District 5 race, Darrell O’Quinn had 52 percent of the vote to Austin’s 48 percent, though only about 200 votes separated the men in the district race.

The unofficial results, which do not include any provisional ballots cast:



William Bell:  41.06%

Randall Woodfin  58.94%



District 2

Kim Rafferty  28.57%

Hunter Williams  71.43%


District 5

Johnathan Austin  48.31%

Darrell O’Quinn     51.69%


District 9

John Hilliard     50.58%

Roderick Royal   49.42%




District 1

Douglas Lee Ragland   51.73%

Cedric Small      48.27%


District 4

Daagye Hendricks  51.23%

Edward Maddox   48.77%


District 5

David T. McKinney   43.42%

Michael “Mickey” Millsap  56.58%


District 7

Patricia Spigner McAdory  60.01%

Walter “Big Walt” Wilson  39.99%


District 8

Patricia Bozeman-Henderson  36.33%

Sonja Q. Smith      63.67%