Bessemer City Council

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The Bessemer City Council is the legislative body for the city of Bessemer, with offices in Bessemer City Hall. The body meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 10:00 AM, and on the fourth Tuesday at 7:00 PM. Myra Armstead is the Council Secretary. Councilors are elected for four-year terms.

Bessemer's Mayor-Council form of government replaced the three-member Bessemer City Commission following a 1986 decision by Judge Sam Pointer in a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of several African American plaintiffs.

2010-2014 Council

The current council representatives, chosen in the 2010 Bessemer municipal election and sworn in on November 1, 2010, are:

2006-2010 Council

The current council representatives, as of October 1, 2006, are:

2002-2006 Council


All seven council members faced elections on August 22, 2006. Incumbents Davidson, Alexander, Belcher, and Matthews were re-elected. Dock Sott challenged Matthews. Woods, Walker and Marshall ran for re-election, but were defeated by challengers. A runoff on September 12, 2006 pitted Alexander against challenger Clinton Harris, Sr, Cochran against Marshall, and Soles against fellow challenger Margie Varner.

1998-2002 Council

  • District 2: Louise Alexander

1994-1998 Council

1990-1994 Council

1986-1990 Council

References

  • "Bessemer’s May and Mitchell must finish mayor’s race in runoff." (August 22, 2006) The Birmingham News
  • "Bessemer Municipal Runoff Results." (September 13, 2006) The Birmingham News
  • Daniels, Malcomb (June 9, 2012) "Former Bessemer City Councilman Thomas Tolbert Sr. dies at 90." The Birmingham News

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