Tony Petelos

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Tony Petelos
Personal details
Born (1953-07-22) July 22, 1953 (age 63)
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Political party Republican
Alma mater University of Alabama,

Tony Petelos is the first County Manager for Jefferson County, Alabama, United States having been selected by the County Commission in September 2011.[1]

Petelos grew up in Birmingham's Ensley neighborhood.

Before being appointed county manager, Petelos was mayor of Hoover, Alabama. He was elected to the office in September 2004. A Republican, he previously served as the state's Commissioner of the Department of Human Resources, appointed by Governor Fob James in 1997. He also sits on the DHR state board, having been appointed by Governor Bob Riley.[2]

Petelos previously served in the Alabama House of Representatives from 1986 to 1997.

He is married to the former Teresa Bearden, a circuit judge in neighboring Bessemer. They met while both were students at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.[3]


  1. ^ Walton, Val (September 25, 2011) "Hoover Mayor Petelos on brink of another adventure." Birmingham News
  2. ^ Alabama DHR: Hoover Mayor Tony Petelos Appointed to DHR State Board
  3. ^ UAB National Alumni Society: Teresa and Tony Petelos