Eric Hall

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Eric Hall

Eric LaMar Hall (born March 17, 1982) is an executive director at Peace Missionary Baptist Church, outreach director for the Alabama Voter's Coalition, and an Alabama House of Representatives intern with the Alabama Law Institute.

Hall graduated from Jackson-Olin High School in 2000. After graduating he enlisted in the Alabama Army National Guard and served overseas during Operation Enduring Freedom before leaving the service in 2009. While serving, Hall attended Lawson State Community College and Miles College, completing a bachelor of arts in political science in 2018. He is currently pursuing a master's degree in social work at Alabama A&M University.

In 2011 Hall helped organize "Camp Noah" summer programs for children affected by the tornado outbreak in Pratt City.

In the 2013 Birmingham municipal election, Hall qualified to run for the Birmingham City Council District 9 seat left open by Roderick Royal. As a council candidate, Hall announced plans to initiate business development seminars and strategic plans to revitalize commercial activity in his district, and especially to recruit a grocery store and to help businesses and residents rebuild in tornado-affected areas. He also planned to create a smartphone application to help residents stay in touch with police and pledged to personally visit families of homicide victims in his district. He finished in sixth place in the vote won by Marcus Lundy.

Hall is a co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Birmingham Chapter and served as a Community Liaison in District 9 from 2014 to 2016. In 2016 he was presented with the A. G. Gaston Community Service Award. He ran again for the District 9 seat in the 2017 Birmingham municipal election after Lundy announced he would not seek re-election. He finished 7th in that race, which was won by John Hilliard. Hall has worked as a community organizer for the Bernie Sanders-affiliated "Our Revolution".

Hall challenged Hilliard again in the 2021 Birmingham municipal election. He was endorsed by the RWDSU Midsouth Council, the Democratic Socialists of America – Birmingham Chapter, the Working Families Party, and Future Generations PAC.


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