Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Contact: Chiara Perry
BIRMINGHAM, AL – Former Birmingham Board of Education President Wardine Alexander has been appointed to the vacant District 7 Birmingham City Council seat. Birmingham City Councilor William Parker was voted in as President Pro Tem.
The District 7 seat was vacated by Jay Roberson on September 10.
The vote breakdown is as follows: Councilors Darrell O’Quinn, William Parker, Hunter Williams, Valerie Abbott and Steven Hoyt voted for Alexander. Councilors Lashunda Scales, Sheila Tyson and John Hilliard voted for Lonnie Malone.
Hoyt was the deciding vote, having supported Malone during last week’s vote that ended in a tie.
There was a discussion following Alexander being sworn in revolving around the process that had just played out, including councilors expressing their support of holding a special election to fill the three unexpired Council seats (Districts 1 and 6 will be vacated following Tyson and Scales being sworn in to the Jefferson County Commission on November 13).