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  • Writer's pictureAlex Nelson

Mayor Randall Woodfin poised to assume national role in Democratic Party with convention speech

Birmingham, Ala. – Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin will deliver a portion of the keynote speech tomorrow during the Democratic National Convention, along with 16 other rising stars within the party. The speech will center around the theme of “Leadership Matters.”

In a recent tweet, Woodfin said he was “honored and humbled” to join with fellow servant leaders for this role. Among the others joining Woodfin during the virtual convention will be Stacey Abrams, the former Georgia House of Representatives minority leader and gubernatorial candidate, and Florida Agriculture Secretary Nikki Fried, the only Democrat to win a statewide race in Florida in 2018. Woodfin is just one of two mayors in the group, joining Robert Garcia who is serving as Mayor of Long Beach, California. Woodfin has served as Birmingham's mayor since 2017, when he bested incumbent William Bell in a tense run-off. Since then, Woodfin has leveraged social media to raise his profile and has been vocal on many national issues. Most recently, Woodfin was profiled by Rolling Stone magazine following his decision to remove a Confederate monument in the center of a downtown park.

The convention begins tonight at 8:00 p.m. CST, with Alabama U.S. Senator Doug Jones and former First Lady Michelle Obama on the schedule. The convention will culminate on Thursday, August 20, with the nomination of Joe Biden as the Democrat Party’s nominee for President.

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