Karin Wilson

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Karin Wilson
Karin Wilson 2018.jpg
Mayor of Fairhope, Alabama
Assumed office
November 7, 2016
Personal details
BornFairhope, Alabama, U.S.
Alma materAuburn University

Karin Wolff Wilson was an American elected official and has served as the mayor of Fairhope, Alabama since November 7, 2016. She was defeated by Sherry Sullivan in the August 25, 2020 municipal election. [1] Wilson's campaign platform focused on community concerns about the city's comprehensive plan, growth strategies, and maintaining Fairhope's quality of life.[2][3]


Wilson graduated from Fairhope High School and attended Auburn University, where she earned a degree in finance.[4]

Business career[edit]

Wilson purchased the Page & Palette Bookstore in 1997. The Page & Palette Bookstore is a family-owned business founded in 1968. She has served as president of the Page & Palette Bookstore, Latte Da Coffee Shop, and The Book Cellar Bar & Event Venue, which are all local businesses in Fairhope.[4]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Founded Fairhope Local as an educational campaign to promote community benefits of buying local.[5]
  • Created the Good Life Foundation, a community organization that promotes education excellence, school programs, civic involvement, cultural development and student achievement.[6]
  • Recognized as a Local Hero in Garden & Gun Magazine in 2011.[7]
  • Recognized as one of AL.com's 2014 11 Coastal Alabama Leaders[5]


  1. ^ "From bookseller to Fairhope mayor: Karin Wilson 'blown away' by her political win | AL.com". al.com. Retrieved 2016-11-20.
  2. ^ Lee Peck (2016-07-19). "Wilson files to run against incumbent Kant in Fairhope mayoral r - FOX10 News | WALA". fox10tv.com. Retrieved 2016-11-20.
  3. ^ "New Fairhope mayor: Let's tackle growth | AL.com". al.com. Retrieved 2016-11-20.
  4. ^ a b "About — Karin For Fairhope". karinforfairhope.org. Retrieved 2016-11-20.
  5. ^ a b "11 Coastal Alabama Leaders You Should Know: Karin Wilson | AL.com". al.com. Retrieved 2016-11-20.
  6. ^ "Good Life Foundation launches "Hook 'Em and Keep 'Em" reading program in Fairhope | AL.com". blog.al.com. Retrieved 2016-11-20.
  7. ^ "Why Life Is So Good on Mobile Bay | Garden and Gun". gardenandgun.com. Retrieved 2016-11-20.