Tonight Lonnie Malone is up to bat, with a City Council candidate interview for Bham Now.
Malone is a resident of Oxmoor Valley, and he’s running for District 7. Let’s get to know him!
It’s time for us to start talking and learning about our potential candidates running for Birmingham City Council and for mayor of Birmingham. The more we can learn about those seeking public office before voting day (August 22), the better.
My last city council candidate interview featured Stephen L. Murphy, and you can check it out here.
June 23 is the last day that the Jefferson County Election Commission has to officially call the upcoming Birmingham municipal election, but tonight it’s all about candidate Malone.
Each potential candidate was emailed the same questions, and I’m meeting with each of them in person. Now it’s Malone’s turn:
When did you officially announce your candidacy and where/how did you do it?
I announced September 25th, 2016. I sponsored a free baseball camp ages 13 to 19 with professional baseball scouts at the Cooper Green Park. The children and parents really enjoyed the event.
What is the name of your principle campaign committee?
Malone for Council
Why do you want to run for Birmingham City Council?
I love my city! I feel that what you love you nurture, maintain and build up. I feel that certain areas of the city have been forgotten about, and I feel that District 7 has been neglected. My plans are to definitely rebuild the district with what the constituents want and need in the neighborhoods.
What is your background, education and experience?
GED recipient; I received my bachelor’s degree in computer information systems and a bachelor’s degree in technical management from Herzing University. I also earned a master’s degree in religious education from West Coast Bible College. My IT career span has lasted 20 years.
How will you foster a healthy, working relationship between the mayor’s office and the Birmingham City Council/city hall?
I will help to foster a healthy relationship by building trust, respect, having honest communication and working hard for the city.
How will you accomplish transparency with the residents of Birmingham, if elected?
I will hold at least four town halls a year. The first and third meetings will be to gather questions, wants and concerns. The second and fourth meetings will be to respond with answers and gathering more data to move the district forward.
7th District: Oxmoor, Lakeshore, Roosevelt City, Hillman, East/West Brownville, West Goldwire, Tarpley City, Industrial Center, Garden Highlands, Wenonah, Riley, Jones Valley, Powderly, Green Acres, Germania Park, West End Manor, Oakwood Place and Central Park.