Little, Alvarez wins races for Huntsville City Council and school board


HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – After two consecutive elections on Tuesday night, David Little will serve on the Huntsville City Council and Andrea Alvarez on the Huntsville School Board at the start of the next term.

Races for City Council Districts 2 and 3 within the school board were the only ones on Tuesday’s ballot. Polling stations were open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Financial adviser David Little beat Bill Yell, former director of public affairs for Huntsville Utilities (HU), in the race for city council. He will succeed Francis Akridge, who chose not to run for a new term.

Little is a permanent resident of Huntsville and works as a financial advisor. He has also served on several community boards including Leadership Greater Huntsville, Huntsville Rotary Club and Heals, Inc. He is married to Mimi Sowder Little and they have three children.

With all constituency reports, Little got 2,056 votes to Yell’s 1,184 votes.

Meanwhile, Andrea Alvarez beat out Angela McClure for a spot on the city school board. Alvarez received 2,724 votes to McClure’s 1,626 votes. Both women made the first round after beating outgoing District 3 board member Elisa Ferrell in August.

Alvarez, an alumnus of Grissom High School, served as president of the Challenger Elementary School Parent-Teachers Association (PTA), where her three children attend. In 2020, she was named “Volunteer of the Year” by the Huntsville Council of PTAs.

Ferrell did not endorse any of the candidates in the second round.

According to Tuesday night’s unofficial election results, voter turnout hovered just above 10%.

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