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)
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)
Jennie Robinson (Incumbent)
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.