NEXT YEAR, BIRMINGHAM
As we look forward to the waning days of the 2022 campaign (wait, don’t you?), we’re already hearing rumblings of who may be in, and who may be out, in the Birmingham City Commission race for 2023, which has its elections in odd-years. Current commissioner Brad Host, in year three of his first four-year term, recently held a fundraiser at his new home on Ferndale for a commission re-election campaign in 2023 at which about 20-25 residents attended. There was no set dollar figure required for entry to the event. We’re also still picking up unconfirmed gossip that commission member Pierre Boutros will not be seeking another term. He reportedly has told a few people and we hear that he has asked attorney Anthony Long to run if he doesn’t. Long, who ran for the commission in 2021, reportedly told Boutros he would throw his hat in the ring.