Birmingham, say hello to Tyrone Williams, another District 2 city council candidate

The best part about getting to know these Birmingham city council candidates? Being able to publicly follow each candidate and their campaign paths from beginning to end.

Tonight it’s Tyrone William’s turn.

Tyrone Williams at the site of the Ruffner Mountain Connector Trail, via Facebook.

Please And Thank You

Before we become acquainted with Williams, I want to thank you all for interest in the upcoming municipal elections. Keep those questions and comments coming via Facebook, and message me @bhamnow if you like.

Oh, and please don’t get confused by the long list of folks running for Birmingham City Council, ya’ll. We have nine districts, and a lot of interested parties. That’s a good thing! Below is a very short tutorial on how to stay in the know about the August 22 election.

First Things First

First, figure out who is running in your district. Next, get to know each candidate via our interviews, their Facebook pages and their websites. After that, feel free to move onto the other districts.

But, how, exactly, do you do all that? By checking out this post that serves as a compilation of districts and candidates so far. In it you’ll find all the information you need about the election, districts and candidates who have declared their intents to run.

Now let’s see who else is running in District 2, and then let’s read what Williams has to say.

Other Candidates Declared in District 2:

Lawrence ConawayKimberly JeantyStephen L. Murphy Kim Rafferty (incumbent), Deanna Reed and Jordan Thompson.

Candidate Interview

When did you officially announce your candidacy and where/how did you do it?

“I verbally announced to several neighborhood associations last year and officially posted on Facebook in February 2017.”

What is the name of your principle campaign committee?

“The name of my  campaign committee is: The Committee to Elect Tyrone Williams for City Council, District 2.”

Why do you want to run for Birmingham City Council?

“I see and fully understand the potential growth and development in our great city and I truly believe l can offer positive and mature directions to my district and to my city.”

What is your background, education and experience?

“I have an education background in school administration, and I served as the Hearing Officer for Birmingham City Schools. I am not a career politician but have served on several committees/boards: Jefferson County Planning & Zoning Board, PCRC (Police Community Relations Committee), League of Women Voters (Board of Directors), NAACP Local Chapter, GASP (Advisory Board), Ruffner Mt. Member, Birmingham Business Alliance, Birmingham Youth Games, Birmingham Retired Education Association), and a Childrens’ Advocacy Center attendee.”

How will you foster a healthy, working relationship between the mayor’s office and the Birmingham City Council/city hall?

“I will become a part of the team that understands (and accepts) our basic roles of city government and move forward to manage the business of our city.”

How will you accomplish transparency with the residents of Birmingham, if elected?

“The city budget as well as my campaign have basic rules and trust must be the first rule and this trust is established through transparency.”

What district are you running for and what area does that cover?

“I am seeking Dist. 2 City Council seat which includes: Roebuck Springs, parts of Huffman, parts of East Lake, Liberty Highlands, Eastwood, Brown Springs, Crestline, Crestwood South, and Overton.”

The Birmingham municipal elections are scheduled for August 22, and June 23 is the last day that the Jefferson County Election Commission has to officially call the upcoming election.

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