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In 2017, Walt Maddox was sworn in for his fourth term as the City of Tuscaloosa's 36th Mayor. Since his first inauguration in 2005, Walt has been dedicated to seeing Tuscaloosa reach its greatest potential, and has led the city during tough times.
Walt is a Tuscaloosa native and graduated from Central High School in 1991. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science and master’s degree in public administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
In 1996, Walt began his professional career as a Field Director with the Alabama Education Association. In 2001, he was appointed Executive Director of Personnel for the Tuscaloosa City Schools. In that same year, he was elected as City Councilman for the Sixth District.
William S. "Sandy" Stimpson serves as the current mayor of Mobile, Alabama. He was elected August 27, 2013, with 54% of the vote. He ran on the platform of making Mobile the safest, most business and family-friendly city in America by 2020. Stimpson is a 1970 graduate of the University Military School, now known as UMS-Wright and received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Alabama in 1975, where he was a member of Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity. Upon graduating from the University of Alabama, Stimpson began a 37-year career with Gulf Lumber Company, his father's company, and its successor, Scotch & Gulf Lumber. He was Chief Financial Officer prior to leaving the company to run for office in 2012.
Todd Strange became the 56th mayor of the city of Montgomery in 2009. Strange graduated from Murphy High School in Mobile, Alabama and received a B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of Montevallo. Prior to becoming mayor, Strange served as chairman of the Montgomery (Alabama) County Commission for nearly five years. He also served as former president, CEO and co-owner of Blount Strange Automotive Group where he managed hundreds of employees. As former director of the Alabama Department of Commerce (formerly known as the Alabama Development Office), Strange coordinated many efforts that brought major industries to Alabama, including the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing of Alabama's facility in Montgomery. Strange has received numerous awards and honors for his visionary and progressive leadership. His awards include Business and Professional Women Boss of the Year, March of Dimes’ River Region Citizen of the Year, AUM Outstanding Community Leader Award, and Time Magazine’s Quality Dealer Award for Alabama. He is married to the former Linda Davis. They have two daughters, Jennifer Strange Crumpton and Elizabeth Strange Burt.