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Royal bids farewell to council, hints at future in politics

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BIRMINGHAM - AL -

Friends and supporters of former Birmingham City Council President, Roderick Royal, got together, Thursday night.

It was a farewell event for Royal, who served on the council from 1997 to 2013.

He called it quits with the city after serving more than a decade and having many different titles, including interim mayor, council member, council president and assistant.

Many people have speculated that Royal might be aiming for another city position, such as mayor or commissioner. As for a future in city politics, Royal says he will never say never, but he will say "perhaps."

"I do think that there is a future for us in politics as a team and myself as an individual and I will more than likely make that kind of decision in the very near future," Royal said.

Royal says that decision and announcement could be as soon as November.

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