Harry Lee

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Harry Lee
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Board Member, Tuscaloosa City
School Board, District 5
Term ends
Years in position 6
Elections and appointments
First electedAugust 25, 2009
Next generalAugust 27, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Alabama
ProfessionFinancial Advisor, Equitable Life Insurance
Office website
Harry Lee currently represents District 5 of the Tuscaloosa City Schools Board of Education. He was first elected to the seat in 2009 and won re-election on August 27, 2013.


Lee earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Alabama, during his time at the university Lee played football. He went on to play football professionally for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Ontario, Canada and received the Paul W. Bryant Athletic Award in 2002 He has served as a financial advisor for Equitable Life Insurance. Lee is also involved in the Boy Scouts of America and served as President of the Boys and Girls Club of West Alabama in 1966.[1]



Tuscaloosa Board of Education District 5, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngHarry Lee Incumbent 63.5% 528
     Nonpartisan Joe Gattozzi 36.5% 304
Total Votes 832
Source: Fox 6 News These results are unofficial.


In 2009, Lee won the election for the District 5 seat on the Tuscaloosa City Board of Education against candidate Lester Edwards.[2]

Tuscaloosa City School Board, District 5, 2009
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngHarry Lee 57.1% 333
     Nonpartisan Lester Edwards 42.9% 250
Total Votes 583

About the District


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Tuscaloosa City School district is located in Tuscaloosa County. Tuscaloosa is located northwest of the state capital, Montgomery. According to the 2010 Census, Tuscaloosa is home to 90,898 residents.[3]


Tuscaloosa underperforms the rest of Alabama based on median household income and persons below the poverty level, but outperforms the state of Alabama in high school graduation rates. The median household income for Tuscaloosa is $34,359 when compared to $42,934 for the state of Alabama. The percentage of people below poverty level for Tuscaloosa is 29.6% while it is 17.3% for the state of Alabama. 85.3% of persons over the age of 25 have a high school degree, while 81.9% of Alabama residents have a high school degree. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 32.7% of Tuscaloosa residents aged 25 or older have a bachelor's degree, while the same rate is 22% for the state of Alabama.

2010 Census Data for Birmingham, Alabama[4]
Race Tuscaloosa State of Alabama
White 53.8% 68.5%
Black or African American 41.5% 26.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2% 0.6%
Asian 1.8% 1.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Z 0.1%
Two or more race 1.1% 1.5%
Hispanic or Latino 3.0% 3.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino 52.6% 67%

See also