State Supreme Court, Place 1
Political experience: Appointed by Gov. Kay Ivey as ssociate justice, Alabama Supreme Court, in January 2018; circuit judge, 20th Judicial Circuit, 2008-2018; district judge, Houston County, 2001-2008.
Professional experience: Associate justice, Alabama Supreme Court, 2018 to present; circuit judge, 20th Judicial Circuit, 2008-2018; district judge, Houston County, 2001-2008; faculty member of the Alabama Judicial College; assistant district attorney, Henry and Houston Counties; attorney, private law firm in Dothan.
Civic experience: Board of directors, Southeast Alabama Child Advocacy Center; member, deacon, and Sunday school teacher, First Baptist Church of Dothan.
Main issues: Mendheim on his campaign website cites his breadth of experience as a lawyer and as a judge. The site says he has experience handling criminal cases from parking tickets to capital cases. It says he has presided over more than 300 cases and is a faculty member of the Alabama Judicial College.