I’ve seen generations of Birmingham leaders come and go, and most fade easily from memory. But from time to time, when we stood at a crossroads and needed them most, we have had a few with the vision, integrity and leadership we desperately needed. Leaders like David Vann, Richard Arrington, and Nina Miglionico.
From the time I first met him several years ago, I knew Darrell O’Quinn was that kind of leader. One who’s out working in the community early in the morning and late in the evening. Organizing events. Serving as President of the Citizens Advisory Board. Working to improve streets, parks and commerce. And most of all, bringing people together.
For years, friends have encouraged Darrell to take the next step and run for citywide office, and I am proud to announce that I will serve as Media Strategist for his campaign for Birmingham City Council District 5. In the coming weeks, you’ll hear a great deal from Darrell as he communicates his vision for our city.
Now, he needs your help. We need volunteers to organize neighborhoods, register voters and spread the message. We need money. And on August 22, he’ll need your vote.