Alisha Ruffin May
Jefferson County Circuit Court, Place 20
Political experience: None
Professional experience: Has practiced law in Birmingham for more than 20 years representing plaintiffs and defendants; a senior trial referee in Jefferson County Family Court and for the past three years has been on the bench in family court hearing hundreds of cases each month
Civic experience: Has served as assistant secretary of Sunday school, Sunday school teacher, assistant director of Children’s Church, director of Mime Ministry, choir member, usher and leader of the Drama Ministry at Liberty Missionary Baptist Church
Education: Bachelor’s and law degree from the University of Alabama, where she served on the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Team and the Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society
Main issues: Knows firsthand the difficulty many face in navigating the court process, the challenges that come with separation and the need for harmonious dealings. Her vision is to provide the public with fair service, in which the law is applied fairly and accurately to all; swift service, in which matters are handled quickly with no unnecessary delays; and courteous service, in which everyone is treated with dignity and respect.
Top contributors: Herself, $7,350; law office of Gilchrist-Davis, $6,000, total; Earnest Brown, $7,000