2011 Birmingham mayoral election

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The 2011 mayoral election for the city of Birmingham was a regular election held on August 23, 2011 to fill the office of Mayor of Birmingham for a two-year term. Five challengers qualified to appear on the ballot alongside incumbent William Bell. Beginning with the 2013 Birmingham municipal election, the mayor and Birmingham City Council will be elected to concurrent terms.

A light turnout of 17,920 was reported on voting day (about 13% of eligible voters), with sunny skies and a high of 94°.


  1. William Bell (incumbent): 15,942 votes (88.96%), winner
  2. Patricia Bell: 655 votes (3.66%)
  3. Kamau Afrika, 617 votes (3.44%)
  4. Harry Turner, Jr, 285 votes (1.59%)
  5. T. C. Cannon, 263 votes (1.47%)
  6. Buddy Hendrix, 158 votes (0.88%)


  • Bryant, Joseph D. (August 2, 2011) "6 candidates qualify to run for Birmingham mayor." Birmingham News
  • Bryant, Joseph D. (August 16, 2011) "Quiet campaign for Birmingham mayor draws near to vote next week; meet the candidates." Birmingham News
  • Bryant, Joseph D. (August 24, 2011) "Birmingham Mayor William Bell wins re-election ." Bimingham News