Handlon announces Alabaster mayor re-election bid
Published 10:24 am Thursday, June 2, 2016
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor
ALABASTER – Incumbent Alabaster Mayor Marty Handlon said she would like to continue to help Alabaster prepare for future growth and improve governmental transparency when announcing her bid for re-election on June 1.
Handlon, who has served as the city’s mayor since 2012, has announced she plans to run for another term once the candidate qualifying period opens on July 5.
“I am excited to formally declare my candidacy for re-election as mayor of the city of Alabaster. Our city is experiencing tremendous growth, and I would consider it an honor to, once again, serve as your mayor,” Handlon wrote in an email. “During the past three-and-a-half years, your city leaders have worked hard to improve Alabaster city government through operational efficiencies within our departments, implementing financial transparency and accountability, as well as work collaboratively with other municipalities, county and state agencies.”
Handlon is a certified public accountant, and has lived in Alabaster since 1997.
Handlon said if re-elected, she will continue to work to support the city’s departments and community leaders.
“By now, you are all aware that Alabaster is no longer a sleepy suburb of Birmingham. We are a proud and independent city with our own robust economy, ever-growing school system and a strong sense of community,” Handlon wrote. “As your mayor, it is my charge to provide leadership and support to all of our city departments and community leaders, as we strive together to prepare Alabaster for even greater success in the years ahead.
“In the coming months, I’ll be sharing goals to accomplish for the city of Alabaster during my next term, if I am fortunate enough to be re-elected as your Mayor,” Handlon added. “It is an honor to serve the citizens of Alabaster, and I would appreciate your vote on August 23.”
Alabaster’s municipal elections will be held on Aug. 23 at the Alabaster First United Methodist Church’s Restore building.