Mayor Richard Teal is currently serving his first term as mayor of the City of Loxley. Mayor Teal was officially sworn into office on June 24, 2020, after serving as mayor pro tempore for 4 years. He was the first new mayor in the City of Loxley in more than 30 years, following the passing of longtime mayor Billy Middleton. The council voted unanimously to appoint Teal to finish Middleton’s term as mayor.
“I am truly honored for this opportunity to serve the town,” Mayor Teal said at the packed special counting meeting. “These are difficult times, but I plan to look to Billy’s leadership to move the town forward in a direction that I feel he would have wanted.”
A devoted community member, Mayor Teal served with former Mayor Middleton on the Loxley Town Council since 1988. He and fellow council member Katherine Breeden were recently honored by the Alabama League of Municipalities for 30 years of exemplary service.
Mayor Teal is a native and lifelong resident of Loxley and a graduate of Robertsdale High School. He is also a lifelong member of the Loxley Church of God.