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Birmingham Mayor William Bell (left) will face Birmingham School Board Member Randall Woodfin in a runoff of October 3rd.
Birmingham Mayor William Bell (left) will face Birmingham School Board Member Randall Woodfin in a runoff of October 3rd.

WBHM Public Radio

Birmingham’s mayoral race is now a two-man contest. Mayor William Bell and school board member Randall Woodfin came out on top in a field of 12 candidates. They’ll go head-to-head in a runoff October 3rd. We hear about that race and other results from Tuesday’s election with WBHM’s city government reporter Sherrel Wheeler Stewart.

Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper Steps Down
11-29-2017

After weeks of speculation, Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper is stepping down. Mayor Randall Woodfin’s office released a statement from the chief today confirming that Roper did not reapply for his position in the new mayor’s administration.

Birmingham’s Millennial Mayor Moves to a Different Beat
11-21-2017

One week from today, Randall Woodfin takes office as Birmingham’s 30th mayor. His rise to the big office on third floor of City Hall is a move Woodfin has calculated for years, even though he’s just 36.

Woodfin Shocked the Old Guard. Now What?
11-3-2017

In about three weeks, Randall Woodfin takes office as Birmingham’s next mayor. Woodfin worked for years as an attorney at City Hall. During his year-long campaign for mayor, Woodfin shined a light on the city’s problems and sold most Birmingham voters on his ability to fix them. Recently he spoke with WBHM’s Sherrel Wheeler Stewart about what’s next and how he won.

New Birmingham Council Pledges To Work Together
10-24-2017

Birmingham has a new city council – six returning members and three new ones. They took office this morning, pledging to do things differently –– mainly working with the new mayor and working together.

Voters Hope Woodfin Fulfills Promises For Better Birmingham
10-17-2017

Randall Woodfin takes over as mayor of Birmingham on Nov. 28. He overwhelmingly beat incumbent Mayor William Bell in this month’s runoff. On the campaign trail, the 36-year-old Woodfin promised a better Birmingham. Now residents say they expect him to deliver on those promises.