Mobile, AL (WKRG)
In announcing his next run for a seat on the Mobile City Council, longtime District 1 Councilman Fred Richardson says, if he wins, this next term will be his last. He sent a letter out Friday afternoon
I thank you for allowing me to represent you for the past 20 years from a position of strength. I am strong downtown simply because in each election your support for me was strong. I ask for your strong support again in the August 22nd Municipal Election. This will be my last term. I want to remain to help guide our city through difficult issues including council reapportionment, possibly annexation, Jurisdictional change, CIP Funds continuation, continued community and economic development, business and job recruitment. –Richardson E-mail
Richardson has been one of the most outspoken members of the Mobile City Council for years. He is known as a tireless advocate for his district and often provides some of the most colorful commentaries to come out of any Mobile City Council meeting. Richardson won’t be going into the August election unopposed. He faces a challenge from Timothy Hollis, who announced his candidacy in April.
Let me be clear! I am not a politician. I am a servant to the people. I will be forthcoming and honest. I am here to serve you, I am here to be your voice.– Hollis E-mail
Corey Penn is another person who’s declared his intention to run for district one.
For the past ten years Cory has been very active in the community from serving as a mentor to the Chastang Elite Service Club in Trinity Gardens, character and leadership at the Boys and Girls Club, speaking to youth all over the city, Youth Pastor at his church located in District 1, hosting community events throughout the city, and teaching a Passport to Manhood program to local youth. These are just some of the things he has done to serve the community– Vote Corey Penn Facebook Post June 8th
Candidates can’t file for the office until July 5th according to the Mobile City Clerk’s Office. As of yet we are unaware of other candidates who may have declared their intention to run for the district one seat.