Candidates for Huntsville City Council and School Board take quiz News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville will hold municipal elections on August 23 and voters will decide on three school board seats and two city council seats.

A third Huntsville City Council seat, District 3, is also up for election this year, but incumbent Jennie Robinson is the only qualified candidate to run in the South Huntsville District.

In order to let our viewers know more about the candidates, News 19 asked each of them to complete a detailed questionnaire covering their background and qualifications for the position, the issues they wish to address, their plans to address major issues, their thoughts on how to build trust with the Huntsville Police Department or improve teacher retention, who they admire, and what people might find surprising to learn about them.

The full questionnaire and links to candidate responses can be found here:

The Huntsville City Council District 2 race features five candidates vying to succeed incumbent Frances Akridge. Akridge is not seeking another term. The candidates are Drake Daggett, Brian Foy, David Little, Danny Peters and Bill Yell.

The Huntsville District 4 race features longtime incumbent Bill Kling versus Mark Clouser. Longtime civic activist Jackie Reed also qualified to run for the seat, but Reed died July 10.

Huntsville City School Board of Education races include an open seat in District 2 with Sean Lulofs, Holly McCarty and Jeniece Willis Wilmer seeking to succeed Beth Wilder.

The District 3 race includes incumbent Elisa Ferrell, who is challenged by Andrea Alvarez and Angela McClure.

The District 4 race features Ryan Renaud, who was nominated to the seat by the Huntsville City Council in June 2021. Renaud is challenged by Ricky Howard.


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