Former Birmingham Mayor William Bell to run for office again

Former Birmingham Mayor William Bell to run for office again
Former Birmingham Mayor William Bell confirmed to WBRC Tuesday is he running for mayor this year.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - A familiar name hopes to return to Birmingham politics.

Former Birmingham Mayor William Bell confirmed to WBRC Tuesday is he running for mayor this year. A formal announcement is expected at a later time.

Bell served as Birmingham’s mayor from 2010 to 2017. He also served several terms as a city councilor.

Current Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin defeated Bell in the 2017 mayoral race.

Besides Woodfin, Jefferson County President Pro-Tem Lashunda Scales and Birmingham businessman Chris Woods have also announced they will run.

Birmingham’s mayoral election is in August.

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