JON ANDERSON

Alabama

Palmer wins Republican primary for Alabama’s 6th Congressional District | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer, R-Hoover, on Tuesday won the Republican primary for Alabama’s Sixth Congressional District over two challengers, according to unofficial results posted on the Alabama secretary of state’s website. With all counties reporting results, Palmer captured 83% of the vote Tuesday with 76,063 votes, compared to 9,636 votes (11%) for Gerrick Wilkins of […]

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City Council

Hoover City Council eyes $60 million to $90 million bond issue | #citycouncil

The Hoover City Council on Tuesday plans to vote on whether to authorize an investment banking firm to prepare documents so the city can borrow an estimated $60 million to $90 million for a new interstate interchange, performing arts center and other capital projects. Council members still are contemplating exactly how much money they want […]

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Mayor

Hoover mayor to give 2023 state-of-the-city address Jan. 18

Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato is scheduled to deliver his 2023 state-of-the-city address to the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce next week. Brocato is to give the speech at the chamber’s monthly luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel on Wednesday, Jan. 18. The mayor’s speech typically is the highest-attended chamber luncheon of […]

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City Council

New council member Driver discusses priorities | #citycouncil

Hoover’s newly appointed City Council member, Khristi Driver, said some of her most important priorities are community redevelopment, making the city more attractive to young people and making a city performing arts center a reality. The Hoover City Council on Nov. 21 chose Driver, a 47-year-old attorney from The Preserve community, to replace Mike Shaw […]

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City Council

New council member Driver discusses priorities | #citycouncil

Hoover’s newly appointed City Council member, Khristi Driver, said some of her most important priorities are community redevelopment, making the city more attractive to young people and making a city performing arts center a reality. The Hoover City Council on Nov. 21 chose Driver, a 47-year-old attorney from The Preserve community, to replace Mike Shaw […]

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Alabama

Democrat Rouco battles Republican Hulsey for Alabama House District 15 | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Richard Rouco has been involved in politics as a lawyer, helping represent plaintiffs who challenged the new Congressional district lines in Alabama, but he has never run for public office himself — until this year. Rouco, a resident of the Russet Woods community in Hoover, said he was approached in January by leaders in the […]

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Alabama

Whitaker takes on DuBose to represent Alabama House District 45 | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Kari Mitchell Whitaker has never run for public office before, but the Dunnavant Valley resident decided to put her name on the ballot for Alabama House District 45 after having trouble getting in touch with her representative, Dickie Drake. She was not pleased with some of his votes and couldn’t reach him to share her […]

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Alabama

Coleman, Shaw square off for House District 47 seat | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Following the death of incumbent Republican state Rep. David Wheeler, two new candidates will vie for the seat representing Alabama’s 47th District in Montgomery: Democrat Christian Coleman and Republican Mike Shaw. Both men were previously interviewed by Starnes Media about their respective campaigns. Christian Coleman Coleman, 33, graduated from Vestavia Hills High School and then […]

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Alabama

Libertarian Carson Lester seeks Alabama House District 56 | #elections | #alabama

Carson Lester grew up in a conservative, Christian home in Georgia and quickly got involved in Republican politics as a young adult. At age 22, he became the youngest chairman of the Laurens County Republican Party in Georgia and worked on Republican Herman Cain’s U.S. Senate campaign in 2004. However, over the years, his views […]

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City Council

Hoover City Council at odds over changes in YouTube recordings | #citycouncil

For more than five years, the Hoover City Council has been recording and broadcasting its meetings on a city YouTube channel, and those meetings were available for anyone to go back and review at any time. That’s no longer the case. At some point this year, videos of previous Hoover public meetings were removed from […]

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