Candidate Profiles

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Candidate Profiles

Alabama Board of Education District 3

The nine-member Alabama Board of Education, which serves as the highest educational authority in the state, oversees the funding and general governance of the state school systems.

  • Justin Barkley (R)
  • Stephanie Bell (R)
Alabama Board of Education District 7

The nine-member Alabama Board of Education, which serves as the highest educational authority in the state, oversees the funding and general governance of the state school systems.

  • Jim Bonner (R)
  • Rhea Tays Fulmer (R)
  • Jeff Newman (R)
Alabama Supreme Court Place 3

The Supreme Court of Alabama is composed of a chief justice and eight associate justices. The primary responsibility of the justices is to review decisions made by other courts of the state. They also have jurisdiction over all appeals involving a controversy over more than $50,000 and appeals from the Alabama Public Service Commission.

  • Donna J. Beaulieu (R)
  • Tom Parker (R)
Circuit Court - 10th Judicial Circuit Jefferson County Place 11

Circuit Court is the highest court in the county. The circuit courts are where jury trials take place. In most Alabama counties, the circuit courts hear both civil and criminal cases. In Jefferson County there is a civil division and a criminal division. This seat hears civil cases.

  • Joe Basgier (D)
  • Brendette Brown Green (D)
  • Linda Hall (D)
Circuit Court - 10th Judicial Circuit Jefferson County Place 17

Circuit Court is the highest court in the county. The circuit courts are where jury trials take place. In most Alabama counties, the circuit courts hear both civil and criminal cases. In Jefferson County there is a civil division and a criminal division. This seat hears civil cases.

  • Monica Agee (D)
  • Elizabeth French (D)
Circuit Court - 10th Judicial Circuit Jefferson County Place 22

Circuit Court is the highest court in the county.  The circuit courts are where jury trials take place. In most Alabama counties, the circuit courts hear both civil and criminal cases. In Jefferson County there is a civil division and a criminal division.  The Place 22 seat handles civil cases.

  • Perryn Suzanne Carroll (D)
  • Tamara Harris Johnson (D)
  • Russ Parker (D)
Circuit Court - 10th Judicial Circuit Jefferson County Place 23

Circuit Court is the highest court in the county. This seat handles cases Domestic Relations cases.

  • Agnes Chappell (D)
  • Carnella Greene-Norman (D)
Circuit Court - 10th Judicial Circuit Jefferson County Place 26

Circuit Court is the highest court in the county. This seat serves the Birmingham division of Jefferson County.

  • Alaric May (D)
  • Michael Streety (D)
  • Everett W. Wess (D)
Circuit Court - 10th Judicial Circuit Jefferson County Place 4

The duties: Circuit Court is the highest court in the county. In Jefferson County there is a civil division and a criminal division. The Place 4 seat handles civil cases.

  • Javan Joielle Patton (D)
  • Charles "Chuck" Price II (D)
Circuit Court - 18th Judicial Circuit Shelby County Place 4

The duties: The Circuit Court is the highest court in Shelby County. It hears both civil and criminal cases.

  • Laura McCauley Alvis (R)
  • Patrick Kennedy (R)
  • J. Timothy "Tim" Smith (R)
District Attorney - 10th Circuit Jefferson County

The district attorneys prosecute people indicted on criminal charges and prosecute or defend any civil action in which the state is interested.

  • Raymond L. Johnson Jr. (D)
  • Charles Todd Henderson (D)
District Court - Jefferson County Place 10

The duties: This civil division judgeship handles small claims lawsuits in the Bessemer Cutoff.

  • Rukeya "Rudy" McAdory McCullough (D)
  • Debra Bennett Winston (D)
District Court - Jefferson County Place 4

The duties: District Court handles all misdemeanors and traffic violations that have been investigated by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the Alabama Department of Public Safety and other various state agencies. District Court also is the initial courtroom phase for all felony cases that have not been indicted by a grand jury.

  • William A. "Tony" Bell, Jr. (D)
  • Clotele Hardy "C.H." Brantley (D)
District Court - Jefferson County Place 5

The duties: This civil division judgeship handles small claims lawsuits.

  • Pamela Wilson Cousins (D)
  • Shera Craig Grant (D)
  • John C. Hall (D)
  • Bob Shores (D)
District Judges Shelby County Place 1

The job: This district judgeship handles mainly family court issues in Shelby County.

  • Lori Frasure (R)
  • James R. "Jim" Kramer (R)
Jefferson County Board of Education Place 1

The duties: The Jefferson County Board of Education is responsible for the second-largest school system in the state and serves schools that are not part of a city school system.

  • Ronnie Dixon (R)
  • Donna Pike (R)
  • Samuel K. Staggs (R)
Jefferson County Deputy Treasurer

The duties: The Jefferson County Deputy Treasurer assists the Jefferson County Treasurer in his or her daily duties, which includes supervising investments, verifying financial risks and presenting financial reports.

  • Tapeka Brown Fennell (D)
  • Sherry McClain (D)
Jefferson County Treasurer

The duties: The Jefferson County Treasurer’s Office is responsible for managing the cash flow of the county while maintaining transparency with the public. The Treasurer’s Office manages the payroll of county employees, pays county vendors and handles the county’s tax revenue.

  • Andrew Bennett (D)
  • Eric Major (D)
  • Mike Miles (D)
Public Service Commission President

The duties: The president of the Alabama Public Service Commission works with the other two members of the Commission to regulate the state’s utility companies.

  • Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh (R)
  • Terry Dunn (R)
Shelby County Board of Education Place 1

The duties: The Shelby County Board of Education has the authority to administer and supervise the public schools in Shelby County. Its five members serve six-year terms.

  • Jane Hampton (R)
  • Ramona Rice (R)
Shelby County Commission District 4

The duties: The responsibilities of the Shelby County Commission include supervision of all county public funds, adoption of an annual county budget, construction and maintenance and providing services through all city departments.

  • Ron Griggs (R)
  • Gene Rowley (R)
  • Ward Williams (R)
Shelby County Commission District 9

The duties: The responsibilities of the Shelby County Commission include supervision of all county public funds, adoption of an annual county budget, construction and maintenance and providing services through all city departments.

  • Chris Dunn (R)
  • Robbie Hayes (R)
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U.S. Senate

The U.S. Senator represents the state of Alabama in Washington, D.C.

  • Ron Crumpton (D)
  • Charles Nana (D)
  • Marcus Bowman (R)
  • John Martin (R)
  • Jonathan McConnell (R)
  • Shadrack McGill (R)
  • Richard C. Shelby (R)
U.S. Senate Special Election

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  • James Paul Beretta (R)
  • Charles Nana (D)
  • Doug Jones (D)
  • Jason Fisher (D)
  • Luther J. Strange (R)
  • Mary W. Maxwell (R)
  • Joseph F. Breault (R)
  • Michael Hansen (D)
  • Morris J. "Mo" Brooks Jr. (R)