Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 3
Name: Donna Beaulieu
Political experience: Ran for Shelby County Circuit Judge, 2004; ran for Alabama Supreme Court, Place 3, 2016.
Professional experience: Private law practice, 1997-present; legal secretary, Jim Pino & Associates, 1989-1994.
Civic experience: Member, BamaCarry, which bills itself as “Alabama’s only ‘No Compromise’ gun rights group;” member, the National Rifle Association.
Education: Bachelor’s degree, University of Alabama at Birmingham, summa cum laude, 1993; juris doctorate, Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, 1997.
Main issues: Beaulieu cited about three decades of experience in the legal field, in an announcement she submitted to the site 280living.com, as a primary qualification. She said she had more than 20 years of experience handling appeals. She said she would like to take that experience to the Court of Criminal Appeals.
She is a self-proclaimed “unwavering defender of the Constitution” and considers herself “a strict constitutionalist, a conservative and a patriot.” “She is always conscious of the need for justice to be done, however difficult the circumstances, but that justice should be based on sound facts and evidence the truth and the law,” according to her campaign website and a press release submitted to 280living.com.
Top contributors: Donna J. Beaulieu (in-kind), $7,386.86.