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Today, Dina Shunnarah announced her intentions to qualify for the Hoover City Council Seat 2 in the August 25th municipal elections.  Qualifying opens up July 7th and closes July 21st.  Seat 2 is being vacated by Councilman Gene Smith who is running for Mayor.  

“I decided to run for Hoover City Council Seat 2 because I have seen firsthand the opportunities but challenges, we are facing.  First and foremost, I am a mother, and all of our girls have attended public schools.  We have the best schools in the state in fact, and we all know the schools are the heart of any community.  But Hoover must continue to keep up with the infrastructure needs of the residential growth, demands and opportunities we are facing.  Believe me I know; Hoover is a great place to call home and raise a family.  Also, as a small business owner I know how important it is that we support local businesses, recruit retail and businesses to our community in order to thrive.   Our parks and recreations must be state of the art and I will continue to work hard to make sure this is a big part of our community.  I am looking forward to the days on the campaign trail where I can tell you all why I am the best candidate for the job,” said Shunnarah 

Dina moved to Alabama in 1989 and among falling in love with Alabama she met her husband of now twenty-eight years.  They have three daughters, Ashley, Taylor and Victoria.  All three of their daughters went to Gwin Elementary School, Simmons Middle School and Hoover High School.  Their oldest daughter Ashely is a graduate of Montevallo with a Bachelor’s of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences and is pursuing her Master’s in Early Childhood Education.  The middle daughter Taylor is currently attending Montevallo studying Special Education.  The youngest daughter, Victoria just graduated and will be attending Montevallo.

Dina is a small business owner and owns a small franchise located right off of Hwy 280 in the Colonnade; Rock N Roll Sushi.  She has been in business for the past two years.  Prior to owning a business, she worked as an independent contractor with Children’s of Alabama doing medical transcription.

Dina, has been active in our community serving on various civic and community associations.  She served on the Board of Directors for the Birchtree Swim and Racquet Club for two years and as the President for two years.  She was a member of the PTO has always been active in her girls lives even serving as room mother many years.

For More Information Contact: Heather Wilson, 256-682-5782