Hunter and her husband, Daniel moved to Birmingham in 2007 after he retired from the U.S. Marine Corps. They reside in West Brownville. She completed her bachelor's degree at Miles College in 2011 and a master's in social work, summa cum laude, as a Daniel Foundation endowed scholar at the University of Alabama in 2012. She also completed a juris doctorate from the Birmingham School of Law in 2016 and a doctor of judicial law from the Chicago-Kent College of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology in 2017. She is currently working on a doctorate in public policy administration through Walden University's online program.
Hunter has worked at the Birmingham Urban League, the Birmingham Education Foundation, the Children's Aid Society, Hillcrest Behavioral Health Center, Cooper Green Mercy Hospital, and the Jefferson County Department of Human Resources. She is currently employed as a VA certifying official and ADA compliance coordinator at the Birmingham School of Law, but took a medical leave of absence to undergo treatment for breast cancer.
In her campaign for Mayor, Hunter has pledged to conduct a forensic audit of city finances and to refocus public efforts to ensure affordable housing, transportation and employment opportunities for Birmingham residents. She also supports a city-wide gun buyback program, efforts to improve communications with police, and a youth city council and youth neighborhood associations.
- Edgemon, Erin (July 19, 2017) "Social worker Trudy Hunter announces run for Birmingham mayor." The Birmingham News
- Trudy Hunter campaign website