2020 election

Charles R. Winston Jr., 2020 general election

Jefferson County Assistant Tax Assessor

Charles R. Winston Jr. (Source: Charles R. Winston Jr.)

Charles R. Winston Jr.

Party: Democrat

Age:  65

Residence: Hueytown

Political experience: Has been assistant tax assessor, in charge of office in the Bessemer Division, since 2015; elected constable four times.

Professional experience: Member, Alabama Association of Tax Administrators and the Alabama Association of Assessing Officials; candidate for Certified Tax Administrator.

Civic experience: Board member, Lawson State Foundation, Birmingham Baptist College, Step & Transition Drug Recovery Foundation, and former member, Bessemer/Regional Red Cross; chaplain, City of Hueytown, Birmingham Fire & Rescue, former chaplain, Bessemer Police Department.

Education: Associate in Arts in retail and management; Bachelor of Science in rehabilitation and counseling; Master of Arts in pastoral counseling; Doctor of Ministry.

Main issues: “My goal has been to ensure taxpayers are knowledgeable about all exemptions for which they may qualify. I participate in church, community and chamber events so that the public is consistently informed of our services. I want taxpayers to know that we are here to serve them.”

Contributions: Loan from candidate, $2,000; Reginald Brown, Birmingham, $500; Jerry Cherner, Bessemer, $250.