Charles Todd Henderson (D)

District Attorney, 10th Circuit, Jefferson County

Charles Henderson photoName: Charles Todd Henderson

Date of birth: July 18, 1964; age 51

Residence: Pleasant Grove

Political experience: Ran for Jefferson County Sheriff, 2014; executive committee member, Jefferson County Democratic Party, 2014-present; member, Jefferson County Progressive Democratic Council.

Professional experience: Private practice, 2003-present; accredited veterans attorney, 2013-present; special counsel to the Mayor of Brighton, 2014-2015; general counsel, Veterans Network Community, 2014-present; general counsel and secretary, FERS Group Inc., 2014- present; educator and coach, Jefferson County and Montgomery schools, 2009-2015; judicial law clerk, 18th Judicial Circuit, 2002; police officer, Lipscomb, 2002; deputy sheriff, Jefferson County, 2000-2001 and 1988-1993; agent, Drug Enforcement Administration, 1996-1998;  police officer/evidence tech, Fairfield Police Department, 1993-1996.

Civic experience: Advisory board member, Village Creek Human and Environmental Justice Society, 2014-present; advisory board member, Vietnam Veterans & Associates Inc., 2015-present; Metropolitan Planning Organization-Transportation Citizens Committee member, 2016-present; member of several committees of Rev Birmingham; member, United Fellowship Breakfast Forum; National Eagle Scout Association.

Education: Juris doctorate, Birmingham School of Law, 2002; teacher certification (9-12), East Carolina University, 2010; various legal training programs, 1991-1997; master’s in forensic science, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1991; bachelor’s Samford University, 1987.

Top Contributors: Speed PAC, $7,500; Nathan H. Wilson, $1,500; J. Wayne Wilson, Robin A. Brungart, Church Transportation, R. Parker Griffith, Jared T. Henderson, Iron Workers Local Union No. 92, Jefferson County AEA PAC and John D. King, $500; You Decide Alabama PAC, $400.

Main issues: Henderson said his main issues if elected would be criminal justice reform, violent crime reduction, civil justice for victims, truancy and partnerships with schools and community organizations.