Miller to run for City Council, District 7
Mobile restaurateur Mead Miller is expected to announce his candidacy for the Mobile City Council, District 7 seat Tuesday afternoon following the City Council's regular weekly meeting.
Miller, who co-owns and operates
Picklefish restaurants downtown
and in west Mobile, had resided in
District 2 until recently when he
established residency in District 7
in order to qualify as a candidate
in the northwest Mobile district.
Miller, 58, had been mulling over a possible
try for local political office during the past several weeks. He has long been active in various civic endeavors, including a stint as president of Main Street Mobile.
"I am looking at my potential role on the Council as a citizen soldier and bridge-builder -- not as some business-as-usual politico," he said at one point before he had reached a final decision.
Miller is the father of a 13-year-old son, Harrison.
Other candidates in the District 7 field include former city spokesperson Gina Gregory and radio and television broadcaster Shane McBryde.
The election is scheduled Aug. 23. The part time position pays about $32,000 a year.
District 7 is the only council seat where the incumbent is not seeking re-election. Councilman John Peavy, who won a special election last September to fill out the unexpired term of newly-installed Mobile County Commissioner Stephen Nodine, is running for mayor.