Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, Place 1
Christy Olinger Edwards
Residence: Montgomery; native of Selma.
Professional experience: Current Alabama Tax Court judge; writer and orator on state and local tax law; previous work with the Alabama Revenue Department, assistant attorney general.
Education: Faulker University’s Jones School of Law, juris doctorate; University of Alabama School of Law, LL.M.
Main issues: Edwards wants to take her knowledge of tax laws and experience as a tax court judge and writer and orator to bear on the appeals process as a judge.
“I pledge to apply the laws as written in a clear and consistent manner so that the people and businesses of this state understand their rights and obligations,” she said. “Everyone has to pay taxes – businesses, business owners, consumer and regular people. The businesses and people of this state need a judge who will oversee the tax laws and protect the taxpayers according to all the laws overseen by this court. I will do that.”
Top Contributors: Farm PAC, $37,095; COMPPAC, $30,000; Auto PAC, $22,500; Progress PAC, $20,000; Retailers of Alabama PAC, $20,000; Alabama Builders PAC, $16,000; IMPAC, $15,000; CAN PAC, $10,000; FGAPAC, $10,000; MAXPAC, $10,000.