City Council

Joseph Kitchens


Mr. Kitchens was born in Roanoke, Alabama. He graduated from Troy State University with a degree in finance and business administration and moved to Robertsdale in 1973. Married to the former Brenda Fell from Robertsdale, they have five children, three living in Robertsdale now.

He has served on the City Council since 1988, now in his 9th term.  He has served on the Park and Tree Committee and on the Planning Commission during his time in office.

Joe is the owner of the family business, Furniture City in Robertsdale, where he has worked since 1973. He and his family attend Robertsdale United Methodist Church.  He is a member of the Robertsdale Rotary Club–where he has been awarded two Paul Harris Fellowship awards. A past president of the Central Baldwin Chamber of Commerce, Joe prides himself in dealing with local merchants and keeping business at home.

He enjoys his time on the Council and works hard to do what is best for all the citizens of Robertsdale and keep our city moving forward and making progress. “Robertsdale is a city that just keeps growing and becoming a city we can all be proud of and we want all our citizens to have the best environment to raise our families. It is an honor to have most of my family here and to work with a dedicated and experienced Council.”

Sue Cooper

Mrs. Cooper was born in Union Springs, Alabama. She has been a resident of Robertsdale since 1959. Since 2000 she has served on the Robertsdale City Council. Besides serving in the community on many boards and committees, she was an educator for 34 years.  Her family resides in the Robertsdale area.  “Robertsdale is a great place to live.”

Ruthie Campbell

Ms. Ruthie Campbell  is a lifelong resident of Central Baldwin County.  She is a 1982 graduate of RHS, as well as, 1982 Vocational Center graduate, earning her certificate in Business & Office Education. 

While attending college at Faulkner State Jr College, now Coastal Alabama, she graduated with honors as a Phi Theta Kappa graduate, with an Associate Degree in Applied Science. 

In 2012, Ms. Campbell ran for Robertsdale City Council and is presently serving her third term. 

As our city's liaison, Campbell serves on the Central Baldwin Chamber of Commerce as a board member since 2012.  Prior to this, she served from 2005-2007 as a voting board member on Robertsdale's Planning Commission. 

Campbell is an active member with the Alabama League of Municipalities as a member of the FAIR (Finance, Administration, and Intergovernmental Relations), as well as an Incoming Chair on the State and Federal Legislation Committee. 

Among other awards and accomplishments, Council member Campbell serves on the Joel Council at the Robertsdale United Methodist Church, where she is a lifelong member. She is the Past President of the Robertsdale Rotary Club where she has received the Paul Harris award by Rotary International, and Rotarian of the Year award.  She is the Chaplin for the Baldwin County Cattlewoman , and the Incoming Chair for the South Baldwin Republic Women. 

Campbell is honored to serve on the Robertsdale City Council, and hoped to always do her best to make a difference, after all, this is her home too.

Paul Hollingsworth

Mr. Hollingsworth was born in Atmore, Alabama. He has been a resident of Robertsdale for since 1970. He is a retired school administrator for Robertsdale High School and has served on the City Council since 2000. He enjoys working with all of the wonderful people of Robertsdale. “GO BEARS”

Russell Johnson

Council member Russell Johnson has been serving residents of the Robertsdale through local family owned businesses for many years.

Russell holds a degree in Human Resources from Troy University.  He began his professional career by joining his family in opening up GooRoo's Grill in 2009.  In 2018, he and his wife opened Sweet Home Coffee.

Russell's faith and family are the foundation of his life. He is married to his beautiful bride Stephanie, and they have two daughters.