MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Residents in Mobile will head to the polls In August for the municipal election.
At the top of the ballot is the race for mayor. Three candidates are vying for the seat - incumbent Sam Jones, businessman Sandy Stimpson and educator Dr. Doris Brown.
FOX10 News is giving you the chance to hear from the candidates. Dr. Doris Brown was in the studio Wednesday, July 24 to discuss her campaign platform.
Click on the video link for the full interview.
Dr. Brown said being mayor has been a life-long dream. Growing up, Brown said she has always been active in the community and she believes she can make a difference.
Brown said like many metropolitan areas across the country, crime is an issue in Mobile. She said there is a revolving door in Mobile where criminals are arrested and are able to get out of jail to commit crimes again.
She believes in order to bring crime down Mobile, police officers need better training. Brown also said the bonding procedures itself needs to be addressed.
Brown also said a good education system is a building block for a strong economy in any municipality.
Businessman Sandy Stimpson spoke to FOX10 News on Monday, July 22 about his campaign. I ncumbent Mayor Sam Jones will be in the studio Friday, July 26.
The Mobile municipal election is set for August 27, 2013. You will have to register to be able to vote in the election.
For a voter registration form, click here .
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