Sandra Little Brown

Office: Jefferson County Commissioner - District 2
Status: Incumbent
Party Affiliation: Democratic
City: Birmingham

In 1997, Sandra Little Brown was elected to the Birmingham City Council as the representative for District Seven. While on the City Council she chaired the Birmingham Parks and Recreation & Cultural Arts Committees where she served as Park Board Commissioner and chaired the Birmingham Regional Arts Commission. Sandra Little Brown also spearheaded the building of the Roosevelt City Fire Station that now sits on Bessemer Super Highway.

Commissioner Brown is serving in her second term as the first Black woman ever elected President Pro Tempore for the Jefferson County Commission. She is currently the Chairman of Community and Human Resources Services.

Being a long term leader in the community, Commissioner Brown is known to many as a fighter especially for issues affecting Jefferson County residents. However she experienced her personal fight with Breast Cancer after being diagnosed in September 2012. Now as a breast cancer survivor, she continues to spread public awareness on Breast Cancer encouraging women and men to be proactive in getting their annual screenings and engaging in other forms of early detection to increase survival rates. Commissioner Brown was instrumental in starting the JEFFCO Fight Club – Fighting for a Cure for the Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.