William Parker

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This article is about the former legislator and Birmingham City Council member. For other uses, see William Parker (disambiguation).

William Parker (born c. 1973) is a former member of the Alabama House of Representatives and former representative of District 4 in the Birmingham City Council, having been appointed to fill the seat left vacant by his mother, Maxine Parker.

Parker graduated from Talladega College in 1994. He worked as a legislative assistant Congressman Earl Hilliard.

Parker was elected to represent Alabama House District 59 in the State Legislature after Lewis Spratt retired in 1998. He served one term but was defeated by Mary Moore in 2002. Since then he has assisted his mother in her efforts to bring improvement projects to the Collegeville neighborhood.

On November 26, 2013 Parker was appointed by the City Council to fill the vacant District 4 seat until a special election could be called in June 2014. He ran in that election election as an incumbent against Edward Maddox, Gwen Sykes and Mary Jean LaMay.

Following the Council's December 2015 committee realignment, Parker was made chair of the Parks & Recreation committee and also assigned to the Public Safety & Transportation and Administrative/Technology committees.

In May 2016 a lawsuit was filed alleging that a video shared by Parker with a paid consultant on his Council staff violated the personal privacy of the plaintiff. She claims that the video depicts a "private sexual encounter," and that it was distributed to other parties without her consent.

Parker was defeated by J. T. Moore in a runoff in the 2021 Birmingham municipal election.

Preceded by:
Lewis Spratt
Alabama State Representative, District 59
Succeeded by:
Mary Moore
Preceded by:
Maxine Parker
Birmingham City Council District 4
Succeeded by:
J. T. Moore


  • Bryant, Joseph D. (November 26, 2013) "William Parker to replace his late mother, Maxine Parker, on Birmingham City Council." The Birmingham News
  • Faulk, Kent (September 21, 2016) "Woman claims Birmingham City Councilman emailed sex tape of her." The Birmingham News
Birmingham City Council
District 1 Clinton Woods District 4 J. T. Moore District 7 Wardine Alexander
District 2 Hunter Williams District 5 Darrell O'Quinn District 8 Carol Clarke
District 3 Valerie Abbott District 6 Crystal Smitherman District 9 LaTonya Tate