Randall Woodfin

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Randall Woodfin
30th Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama
Assumed office
November 28, 2017
Preceded by William A. Bell
Personal details
Born (1981-05-29) May 29, 1981 (age 37)
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Alma mater

Morehouse College

Samford University (JD)
Website Campaign website

Randall Woodfin (born May 29, 1981) is an American lawyer and politician who is the 30th and current mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, after winning the October 3, 2017, runoff against incumbent William A. Bell.[1] He previously served as the President of the Birmingham City School Board (2013–2015) and as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Birmingham since 2009.

Born and raised in Birmingham, Woodfin attended Shades Valley High School and Morehouse College, where he majored in political science and served as president of Student Government Association. Woodfin went on to earn his law degree from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.

Upon graduating from law school, Woodfin served as a public servant working with the city's Division of Youth Services, the Birmingham City Council, and the Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity (JCCEO). In 2009, Randall became an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Birmingham. During the same time frame, Randall ran for a seat on the Birmingham City Schools Board of Education. In 2013, Woodfin was not only successful in his second attempt to secure his seat on the school board, but he was also elected President, a role he served from 2013-2015.

Woodfin also serves as a board member of other community organizations, including the Alabama Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, and the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama. He is a former board member of Birmingham Change Fund, American Red Cross, Birmingham Education Foundation, Birmingham Cultural Alliance, S.T.A.I.R., and past President of the Birmingham chapter of the Morehouse College Alumni Association. Woodfin is a graduate of Leadership Birmingham class of 2014, Leadership Alabama class of 2016, and served as a featured speaker at TEDx Birmingham 2017.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Randall Woodfin wins Birmingham mayor's race: What they're saying nationally". AL.com. Retrieved 2017-10-10.
Political offices
Preceded by
William A. Bell
Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama
2017–present
Incumbent