On Aug. 23, Hoover voters will have the chance to elect their 2016-2020 city council members and mayor. The Hoover Sun will provide weekly recaps each week leading up to the election, so you can easily keep up with everything you need to know before you vote.
Here’s Hoover’s latest:
- Bluff Park resident Robin Schultz announced he is running for Hoover Council Place 7 against Councilman John Greene.
- Loch Ridge resident Mike Shaw announced he is seeking Place 4 on the City Council, putting him against Councilman Jack Natter and Michael Holt.
- Bluff Park resident Sam Swiney chose to run for Place 2 on the City Council, against Councilman Gene Smith.
- Longtime Councilman Brian Skelton passed away early Sunday, leaving an open seat on the City Council. Announced candidates for Place 6 so far include Casey Middlebrooks and Jason DeLuca.
- The Hoover Fire Fighters Association held a press conference on Thursday to endorse Mayor Gary Ivey over former Fire Marshal Frank Brocato.
- Official qualifying for council and mayoral candidates began Tuesday, July 5, and lasts until July 19. See who has officially qualified so far.
- Our election guide includes information on how to qualify as a candidate, how to register to vote and what to bring to the polls.
- Here is a complete list of candidates who have announced their intention to run.
- Register to vote by Aug. 8 in order to vote in municipal elections.
- Bluffparkal.org is holding a Municipal Candidate Forum for all mayoral and city council candidates from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at Shades Crest Baptist Church. The event is open to the public. For more information, contact Heather Skaggs at firstname.lastname@example.org or Eileen Lewis at email@example.com.
- The Hoover Sun, Hoover City Schools Foundation and Hoover Rotary Club are sponsoring an election forum featuring mayoral and City Council candidates on Tuesday, Aug. 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel. The event is open to the public. Email Jon Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org with potential questions for candidates.
Missed anything? Here’s last week’s recap.
Running for City Council or mayor in Hoover? Email Jon Anderson at email@example.com by July 19 to be included in our upcoming Election Candidate Guide.