District Attorney, 10th Judicial Circuit, Bessemer Division
Minnie L. Tunstall
Date of birth: June 30, 1959; age 56
Political experience: Ran for District Court Judge of 10th Judicial Circuit, Place 19, 2006.
Professional experience: Practicing attorney since 1993, including time spent in private practice, as an assistant district attorney in Bessemer area, 2010-2013, and as a staff attorney with Metro Birmingham Legal Services.
Civic experience: Pro bono legal work with the Birmingham Volunteer Lawyers Program and with various churches; former mentor with the P.I.N.K. program; worked with Habitat for Humanity through Faith Chapel Christian Center.
Education: Birmingham School of Law, juris doctorate, 1992; bachelor’s in psychology, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 1982.
Top contributors: Larry Mann, $500; Fabian Beavers, $400; Vanessa Searight, $200; Lee Vester Akins, $150; Horace W. Kynard, Steve Martin and Edward R. Reynolds, $100 each.
Main issues: Tunstall said that, if elected, she wanted to make the District Attorney’s Office in the Bessemer Cut-Off more reflective of the community it serves and educate the public about the inner workings of the office and how it affects the lives of citizens.