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EXCLUSIVE: Ousted Birmingham school board president Edward Maddox talks new council election bid

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A day after qualifying to run for the Birmingham City Council, Edward Maddox explains his vision and past ethics violations case with ABC 33/40.

In an exclusive interview, the former Birmingham School Board President tells ABC 33/40's Marissa Mitchell he plans to put the past behind him. 

In October 2012, Maddox turned himself into police and was forced to resign from his post due to ethics violations, which included allegations of misuse of city money and voting to give his daughter a pay raise, which was illegal due to her employment with the school system. Maddox plead guilty to the charges in a plea agreement. He insists he had no intentions of breaking the law.

"I have learned. I have made mistakes," Maddox says.

Maxine Herring Parker, who currently holds the District 4 seat, plans to run for re-election. She is aware of Maddox's bid saying, "It's an open season. We welcome him."

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Former Birmingham School Board President Edward Maddox has qualified to run for city council, ABC 33/40 learned today.

Maddox will run for the District 4 seat less than a year after he turned himself into police and was forced to resign his post due to ethics violations, which included allegations of misuse of city money and voting to give his daughter a pay raise, which was illegal due to her employment with the school system.

He was placed on probation after enter a guilty plea to two misdemeanor ethics violations charges, but the terms of his probation don't restrict him from running for public office in the future.

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