Johnathan Austin announces run for County Commission

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) – Birmingham City Councilmember Johnathan Austin announced on Tuesday that he will be running for the District 1 seat on the Jefferson County Commission.

Austin, who took William Bell's vacated City Council seat, will be seeking the Commission seat Bell left behind to become Birmingham's Mayor.

Austin made headlines in 2008 when he became the youngest Birmingham City Councilor at the age of 29. Now, he feels the Jefferson County Commission "needs new, young leadership."

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