Steven Reed

Steven Reed


Montgomery, AL

Montgomery, AL USA

The government closest to you is the government that impacts you the most.


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Steven Reed


My road in life has taken me all over.
I was born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama.
I earned my bachelor’s degree from Morehouse College followed by a Master of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management.
I began my career as a financial analyst before changing careers to work in legislation.
I was elected as a probate judge in 2012.
In 2019, I ran for Mayor of Montgomery and won—I became the first African-American Mayor of Montgomery since its incorporation!
As mayor, I’ve worked to make sure we’re strengthening our community by helping incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people get the support they need to maximize their opportunities upon reentry.
In addition to my work as mayor, I also serve on the River Region United Way and Britton YMCA boards, volunteer as a YMCA football coach, and am a church moderator.
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I'm a public servant focused on helping to improve my community as mayor of Montgomery, Alabama.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Upholding a Cause and Belief


The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"Local government positions don't matter."

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