Meet city council candidate Titus Battle, Birmingham

We’re reaching out to you, tonight, District 7. Here’s our interview with one of your city council candidates, Titus Battle.

Titus Battle Birmingham City Council
Titus Battle, via Facebook

You can connect with Battle on social media via this link to Battle’s Facebook campaign page. Keep those questions and comments coming for us! Please reach out to me on Facebook, via @bhamnow.

District 7:

These neighborhoods are a part of District 7, according to the Birmingham City Council website: Central Park, East Brownville, Garden Highlands, Germania Park, Graselli Heights, Hillman, Hillman Park, Jones Valley,  Powderly  (Also part of  District 6), Oakwood Place, Oxmoor Valley, Riley Travelick, Roosevelt City, Tarpley City, West Brownville, West End Manor, West Goldwire.

Other Candidates Running For City Council:

Your current councilor is Council President Pro-Tem Jay Roberson. Hosea Lewis and Lonnie Malone have declared their intents to run. We also hear that Jeffrey Rowser is running. Bham Now has interviewed Malone.

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Candidate Interview

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

“I will officially announce my candidacy on May 13 at my campaign headquarters. I am working to develop my volunteer campaign staff, and we will meet on May 13 at 2 p.m.”

What is the name of your principal campaign committee?

“Vote-Wise.”

Why do you want to run for Birmingham City Council?

“District 7 is the neglected side of town. I am running for the residents, schools and businesses of District 7. I am running for a clean, safe and family-friendly District 7.”

What is your background, education and experience?

“I am not a politician. I have not been involved in politics except as a spectator. I studied philosophy and psychology at UAB. Thirty years later I returned to school at Miles College to earn a degree in child development.

“I am a current graduate student in psychology and will complete these studies in March 2018. I have served as a mentor and an academic tutor for academically challenged children for over 25 years. I am the biological father of two children and the heavenly-appointed father of three. I have five children equally: three daughters and two sons.

“I am not only the father of three daughters and two sons but am a grandfather to a precious granddaughter.”

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

  “I will foster a healthy working relationship with the mayor by respecting all elected officials. I am seeking the District 7 Birmingham City Council seat to help build and develop from where we are now, not to complain about not what is wrong.”

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

 “Transparency is easy for me since I will have nothing to hide. I want everything I do in office to be known to all. I will be sensitive to information that is related to law enforcement information I may be privileged to, but outside of that, my campaign and my subsequent seat on the city council will be completely transparent.”

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

“I am running for the city council representative seat in District 7, which has 17 neighborhoods. These 17 neighborhoods are as follows: Central Park, East Brownville, Garden Highlands, Germania Park, Graselli Heights, Hillman, Hillman Park, Jones Valley, Powderly (Also part of District 6), Oakwood Place, Oxmoor Valley, Riley Travelick, Roosevelt City, Tarpley City, West Brownville, West End Manor, West Goldwire.”

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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