Sandy’s mission is for Mobile to become the safest, most business and family friendly City in America by 2020. His visionary goal to unite the City, known as One Mobile, has empowered every Mobilian to have a voice. He was first elected in 2013. During his first term, he worked hard to address issues of public safety, fiscal responsibility, downtown revitalization, and blight eradication. He was reelected by a landslide in 2017.
Sandy’s mark on Mobile is most evident in his passionate dedication to improving education and equipping children with the life skills they need to succeed. He has been chairman and a long-serving board member of both UMS-Wright Preparatory School and Prichard Preparatory School. He is a member of the University of Alabama’s President’s Cabinet.
Sandy’s civic and business endeavors are numerous and varied. He has served on the board of the Boys and Girls Club, the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, where he served as chair in 2009, and the Business Council of Alabama, where he served as chair in 2010.
Sandy graduated from the University of Alabama in 1975 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He spent nearly forty years in the lumber manufacturing business. Sandy and his wife Jean have been married since 1975 and have four grown, married children and twelve grandchildren. They are longtime, active members of Ashland Place United Methodist Church.