Municipal  candidates



What is a Municipal Election?

The word municipal refers to a city or town or its governing body. If you live within the city limits, for example, your house may be hooked into the municipal water supply.

In many parts of the world, local elections take place to select office-holders in local government, such as mayors and councillors. Elections to positions within a city or town are often known as "municipal elections". Their form and conduct vary widely across jurisdictions. (Wikipedia)


City Council



The differences between Mayor and City Council Representatives:

“At the municipal level, the mayor serves as the head of the executive branch. As such, the mayor is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the municipality. He or she oversees municipal employees, makes sure that bills are paid on time, executes municipal contracts and, in general, performs many of the same functions as a CEO of a private corporation. Section 11-43-81, Code of Alabama 1975."

"In cities with populations of more than 12,000, the mayor is not a member of the council. However, he or she has a veto over any permanent action taken by the council. The council can override the veto by a two-thirds vote. Section 11-43-42, Code of Alabama 1975."

"The council is the legislative branch. The council has authority over the finances and property of the municipality. The council establishes policies, passes ordinances, sets tax levels, determines what sorts of services the municipality will offer and has authority over all other legislative aspects of municipal government. Section 11-43-56, Code of Alabama 1975."

"The council as a body establishes municipal policy, and the mayor is charged with the duty of  implementing that policy."  (Source)


District 2

Drake Daggett

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Darin Drake Daggett was born in Oshkosh,WI and graduated from Omro High School in 1986, graduated from the United States Air Force Academy with a BS in Chemistry in 1990, and graduated from Central Missouri State University with a MS in Aviation Safety and Accident Investigation. Drake was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant upon graduation from the USAF Academy and has held roles in USAF aircraft maintenance, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, the USAF Safety Center, Weapons Safety Directorate, Nuclear Safety, Security and Surety division and the Missile Defense Agency. Drake has four children and is an avid golfer and a professional hobbyist woodworker. Drake describes his political stance as “civic minded”. Drake often thinks that government is not applied equally to all citizens and he wants to ensure that is the not case with Huntsville’s city government.

Brian Foy

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Brian Foy grew up in Madison County and attended Sparkman High School. Brian received an undergraduate degree in MIS from the University of Alabama, a Masters in Management from UAH, and an MBA from the University of Denver. Professionally, Brain has held leadership roles in the areas of software development, software service delivery, and process improvement for Amazon, Emerson Electric, McKesson, and other smaller startups and businesses. Currently Brian is a co-owner and Service Delivery Executive for ImageHawk Inc, in Huntsville. Brian has served as the President of the North Alabama Soccer Coalition since 2017. Brian, his wife and two daughters have lived in Blossomwood in District 2, since 2012 upon their return to Huntsville.

David Little

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David Little is a Huntsville native that graduated from Huntsville High School. After high school David served in the Marine Corps for four years then later went on to graduate from Calhoun Community College and Athens State University. David has had a varied professional career beginning sales, followed by aerial photography, small business ownership, business development for a local computer products manufacturing firm, and finally the wealth management and financial planning industry where he has remained since 2005. David is a member of the Huntsville Rotary Club, a member of the Huntsville Police Citizens Advisory Council, board president for Heals Inc., a member of the Huntsville Hospital Foundation Development Council, board member for Leadership Huntsville/Madison County, and helped establish a community watch program for Blossomwood Neighborhood. David is married with three children.

Danny Peters

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Danny Peters was not born in Huntsville, but he now calls Huntsville his forever home. Upon graduation from the United States Naval Academy Danny was commissioned as an officer and traveled the globe executing a diverse mission. With the Navy he participated in counter narcotics campaigns across Latin America, planned and executed multinational exercises in and around Japan, oversaw the operations of a global satellite computer network, as well as expanding capabilities with hundreds of cyber security projects. After his Naval career Danny accepted an opportunity as an engineer for a nationwide general contractor in their DC area office. This involvement with the built environment introduced him to all the nuances of large infrastructure projects. This firm entered the Huntsville market with the construction of the FBI Headquarters on the Arsenal, which led to Danny’s decision to permanently remain in Huntsville. In addition to Danny’s BS in Computer Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, Danny also has a MS in Public Management from the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, a Public Sector Finance and Acquisitions graduate certificate from the University of Maryland, a Construction Management graduate certificate from Louisiana State University, and is currently enrolled in a MS program in Environmental Planning and Management at John Hopkins University School of Engineering. Danny is married, has two dogs, and spends his free time hiking, gardening, and playing Disc Golf.

Bill Yell

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Bill Yell is a Huntsville native that graduated from S.R. Butler High School, The University of Alabama and Athens State University. Bill’s career includes a 40-year tenure at Huntsville Utilities, 21 of those years serving as the Utilities’ Communications Director. In his free time Bill serves the community in variety of ways, taking on various board and committee roles including: Land Trust of North Alabama Board, American Public Power Association Public Communications Committee Chairman, Public Relations Council of Alabama - Board of Directors for North Alabama Chapter, Madison County Emergency Planning Committee - Chairman of the Community Awareness Committee, Board member and President of the Huntsville Press Club, Daycare Association of Huntsville and Madison County Board Member, Communications Chair for March of Dimes Walk America campaign. Bill is also a Boy Scouts Troop and Cub Scout Pack leader.

District 3

Jennie Robinson is running unopposed for District 3 City Council Representative.

Jennie Robinson (Incumbent)

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Jennie Robinson was elected to serve on the Huntsville City Council in 2014 after serving three terms on the Board of Education for Huntsville City Schools. She was re-elected to serve a second term on the Council in 2018 and was twice elected to serve as Council President. She is only the second woman to serve in that role. Jennie received her doctorate from Purdue University and has over twenty years of leadership and governance consulting experience as the owner of a consulting company and as executive director of The ELM Foundation. Jennie has also served on the Board of Directors of the Alabama Association of School Boards, the Alabama Association of Non-Profits, VOICES for Alabama’s Children, United Way of Madison County, the Rotary Club of Greater Huntsville, and Leadership Greater Huntsville. She has served five times as a PTA president and is an honorary lifetime member of the Alabama PTA. She received the Distinguished Leadership Award from Leadership Greater Huntsville and the Women Honoring Women Award from WEDC Foundation. Jennie is married to Dr. Michael Robinson and they are the parents of five children. They are active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

District 4

Mark Clouser

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Mark Clouser was born and raised in Huntsville with a resume filled with community service. Mark attended Madison Academy and Lee High School then continued his education at Calhoun Community College, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, and the Alabama Fire College. Mark grew up helping his family business by stocking shelves, loading trucks, and selling product. Mark eventually turned this hard work ethic into a managerial role in retail and wholesale business. In 1989, at age 24, Mark shifted careers and began his 32-year long career with Huntsville Fire and Rescue. His career culminated with him becoming the District Fire Chief, a position he held until he retired in January 2022. Mark was also a small business owner, recently selling the Alan Blind Company after 26 years. Mark is married, has two children. Mark and his wife enjoy spending time in their garden and with their two grandchildren, attending community sports events, and volunteering in various capacities in Huntsville.

Jackie Reed

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Quoted from Jacqueline Reed’s Obituary:
Jacqueline (Jackie) Demps Reed Jackie Reed, 87, of Huntsville, Alabama, passed away on Sunday, July 10th surrounded by her loving family. For over 30 years, Jackie Reed has dedicated her time attending City Council and Governmental meetings as a voice of the people holding elected officials accountable. Since 1988, she has run for Mayor nine (9) times and ran for Kling's City Council District 4 seat seven (7) times. She is a candidate for Kling's seat in the next election August 2022. Reed attended Tennessee Tech University and worked for over 25 years in the Aerospace industry. She owned a dress shop called Debra's Clothesline and was a real estate broker. Reed also had her own television talk show and wrote a column called One Woman's Opinion' for the community newspaper Speakin' Out News for over 15 years. She worked part-time as a server at Barnhill's and Ryan's restaurants. In recognition of her dedicated service as a volunteer and community activist, she received the Rosa Parks Woman of Courage Award from the Huntsville/Madison County Branch Association (NAACP). Jackie was showcased on the "Today Show" for her perseverance, dedication and determination of never giving up. She also has a song written about her life by Mr. George Wells, Huntsville, AL; "The Legend of Jackie Reed". She has been a great inspiration to her family and so many others. She was a strong woman of faith and loved God with all her heart.


Bill Kling
(Incumbent)

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9.5 terms served

Bill Kling is a Huntsville native who has served on the Huntsville City Council for over 30 years. Bill graduated from the University of Alabama, where he earned a B.S. degree in Mass Media Communications and Public Administration. He further obtained a Masters Degree in Urban Studies from Alabama A&M University. He has varied experience in the broadcast and public relations fields, and has served as a public relations director, radio announcer and newscaster for WLRH public radio station, and a broadcast instructor and public relations specialist for John C. Calhoun Junior College. Additionally, he has worked for Top of Alabama Regional Council of Governments (TARCOG) as a planner. It is Bill's education and experience in the communications and planning fields, and his dedication to serving others, that ignited his passion to be accessible to the constituents he serves and to continually work to enhance their quality of life and the neighborhoods in which they live. Bill has been married to his wife Tanjie for 29 years.

City School Board



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District 2


Sean Lulofs

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Holly McCarty

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Jeneice Willis Wilmer

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District 3


Andrea Alvarez

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Elisa Fernell (Incumbent)

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Angela McClure

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District 4


Emilie Daigle

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Ricky Howard

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Ryan Renard (Incumbent)

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