Lonnie Franklin Malone (born February 11, 1974 in Gadsden), is a former information technology professional, executive director of The Effective Family mentorship program, and a candidate for Birmingham City Council District 7 in the 2017 Birmingham municipal election.
Malone completed high school with a general equivalency diploma. He has bachelor's degrees in computer information systems and technical management from Herzing University. He worked as a data center manager for EDS from 1999 to 2010 and as a support professional for BBVA Compass from 2010 to 2011. He completed a master's in religious education from the West Coast Bible College & Seminary in Waco, Texas in 2012 and founded his non-profit that same year.
Malone applied for the District 7 Birmingham Board of Education seat left vacant by the departure of Alana Edwards in 2013. He was nominated by Tyrone Belcher, but lost the board election to Wardine Alexander. Malone earned only 21 per cent of the vote in his challenge to incumbent Jay Roberson in the 2017 City Council election, failing to force a run-off.
After Roberson stepped down from his seat in September 2018, Malone applied for an appointment to fill his remaining term. Once again he was passed over in favor of Alexander. He then challenged her in the 2019 Birmingham municipal election.
Malone and his wife, Lynn, have four children: Bridgette, Christian, Christopher and Christos.
- Leech, Marie (March 11, 2013) "Wardine Alexander chosen for District 7 on Birmingham school board." The Birmingham News
- Daniel, J. H. (April 5, 2017) "Lonnie Malone has declared his intent to run for Birmingham City Council District 7." Bham Now