Gerri Robinson

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Gerri Robinson (born c. 1955) is an attorney and president of the Fairview Neighborhood Association and a candidate for Birmingham City Council District 8 in the 2017 Birmingham municipal election. She ran previously in the 2005 and 2009 Birmingham City Council elections, without success.

Robinson has a bachelor's degree in management from Birmingham-Southern College and a law degree from the Birmingham School of Law. She served as president and chairwoman of the Docena Civic League. She began working for the City of Birmingham as a clerk and typist for Mayor David Vann in 1976 and later was an assistant to councilman Leroy Bandy.

She has served as president of the Fairview Neighborhood Association and the Five Points West community. She first ran for City Council in the 2005 election, losing to Steven Hoyt in a runoff. As a candidate in 2009 she hoped to strengthen neighborhood participation, promote business development and restore support for neighborhood associations. She lost that race to incumbent Hoyt by 279 votes.

Robinson challenged Hoyt again in the 2013 Birmingham municipal election. During the campaign, she promised to construct a "state of the art, multi-function facility" in the district for youth programs, and to work to increase police patrols.

References

  • "Birmingham City Council candidates" (October 9, 2005) The Birmingham News
  • "Birmingham City Council elections District 8: Gerri Robinson." (August 21, 2009) The Birmingham News
  • Watkins, Mia (August 23, 2013) "Birmingham election: Abandoned lots, police and area youth concern District 8 voters." The Birmingham News