2024 Election

Everett Wess

Judge of Probate, Jefferson County, Place 1

Everett Wess

Party: Democrat.

Residence: Birmingham.

Political experience: Ran unsuccessfully for probate judge, 2018, circuit court judge, 2014 and 2016. Affiliated with Alabama New South Coalition, Jefferson County Democratic Executive Committee, Jefferson County Citizens Coalition, Jefferson County Democratic Conference and Jefferson County Progressive Democratic Council.

Professional experience: Managing partner, The Wess Law Firm, P.C., 2000–present; municipal judge, City of Midfield; public defender, City of Irondale; appointed special circuit and district court judge in Jefferson County; prosecutor, City of Midfield, 2007-2012; software consultant, Banctec Inc.,1999- 2002; software/systems consultant, Comsys Inc., 1996-1999; adjunct professor, Faulkner University, 1996-1997; software analyst, NTI and TRW, 1986-1996; member, Sigma Delta Kappa Law Fraternity, 1998-2000; chairman, National Society of Black Engineers North Alabama Chapter.

Civic experience: Serving on boards for at-risk children, including Childhaven Inc. and Legacy Works Inc.; member, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, NAACP; member M.W. Prince Hall Grand Lodge and F&AM of Alabama. Current and former affiliations include Kiwanis Club of Vulcan; fundraising committee for North Alabama Sickle Cell; Young Adults for a Better World.

Education: Juris doctor, Birmingham School of Law, 2000; master’s degree in business administration, Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1995; bachelor’s in computer science and mathematics, Alabama A&M, 1985.

Campaign: Campaign website, Facebook.