Iva Williams III

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Iva B. Williams III (born December 31, 1969) is an adviser to the Birmingham Justice League, a former director of government relations for the Waldrep, Stewart & Kendrick and Jones and Berry law firms.

Williams is the great-grandson of physician Pierce Moton, grandson of jazz musician Ike Williams and son of Iva Williams Jr, long-time community affairs director for Alabama Power. He attended EPIC Elementary School and graduated from Ramsey High School. He has attended the University of Alabama and Miles College and is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in business administration with plans to continue in law school.

In addition to his work as a political consultant, he has served on the board of directors for the 100 Black Men of Birmingham and UAB's Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center. He and his wife, Katrina, have two children. They attend Sixth Avenue Baptist Church.

Williams is one of 6 candidates to qualify in the 2010 Democratic primary to fill the Jefferson County Commission District 2 seat left open when Shelia Smoot decided to run for U.S. Congress.

During the organized protests that followed the fatal shooting of E. J. Bradford Jr by Hoover Police officers inside the Riverchase Galleria in November 2018 Williams served as a spokesperson and helped protestors negotiate with Hoover city officials.


  • Bryant, Joseph D. (May 18, 2010) "Campaign 2010: Jefferson County District 2 commission hopefuls target sewers." The Birmingham News

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