Smitherman: It is my intention to become a candidate

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Acting Birmingham Mayor Carole Smitherman says she will eventually become a candidate in the special election to replace former Mayor Larry Langford.

"It is my intention to become a candidate, yes," Smitherman told reporters Tuesday.

Carole Smitherman would not officially announce her candidacy for Birmingham mayor, yet. She says there is too much important work to be done at city hall with finances and budget issues.

Smitherman says she doubts she will have time for a full scale campaign because of her work as interim mayor. She says her work now as interim mayor should be an indication of her leadership.