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.