Mary Moore says she will not run for Birmingham mayor

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - State Rep. Mary Moore said Tuesday she will not run for mayor of Birmingham, calling the process a "circus."

Moore held a news conference Tuesday morning to deny rumors she was running in the upcoming special election.

"The process has become a circus," Moore said.

Moore's name was mentioned as a possible candidate for the Dec. 8 special election, which was called after former mayor Larry Langford was removed from office following his felony bribery and conspiracy conviction.

Fourteen people have filed paperwork to run in the special election:

Emory Anthony
William Bell
T.C. Cannon
Patrick Cooper
Scott Douglas
Ernie Dunn
Steven Hoyt
Stephannie Huey
Edith Mayomi
Carole Smitherman
Jimmy Snow
William Sumners
Jody Trautwein
Harry "Traveling Shoes" Turner, Jr.

The deadline for candidates to file paperwork is 5 p.m. Wednesday.

For more information, visit www.MyVoteAlabama.com.