2016 Primary Election

Javan Joielle Patton (D)

Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Place 4

Javan PattonJavan J. Patton

Date of birth: May 1982;  age 34

Residence: Birmingham

Political Experience: None

Professional Experience: Assistant city attorney for Birmingham, 2011-present; Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, 2009-2011; prosecutor with Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, 2007-2009.

Civic Experience: Director of the Liturgical Dance Ministry at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church; volunteer for Sisters Inspiring Sisters Through the Arts; social event co-chair with the Alabama School of Fine Arts Alumni Association; board member of the Alabama School of Fine Arts Foundation; board member with the Railroad Park Foundation; former member of The Birmingham Zoo Junior Board; former member of the UAB Minority Health and Research Committee Young Professional board; member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

Education: Thurgood Marshall School of Law, juris doctorate, 2007; University of Alabama, bachelor’s in political science, 2003.

Top Contributors: Jarvis E. Patton, Jr., $16,140; V. Michael Bivins, $3,000; Patton EM INC, $2,750; Barry Walker LLC, $1,500; Dudley C. Reynolds, $1,500.

Qualifications: Patton has tried more than 50 cases and has represented citizens in Montgomery as well as Jefferson County.

Campaign: electjavanpatton.com