Birmingham Mayor William Bell has officially announced his bid for re-election.
Bell is seeking his second full four-year term as mayor of Birmingham.
Al.com reports Bell won his first bid for mayor in a special election in late 2009 to replace former Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford, following his federal conviction on bribery charges. Bell then won re-election to a two-year term in 2011. That term was abbreviated to synchronize the mayoral and city council elections.