2018 Election

Jill Ganus

Jefferson County District Judge Place 11

Jill Ganus

Party: Republican

Residence: Hoover

Education: Graduate of the University of Alabama, the University of Alabama School of Law in 1991, and Pleasant Grove High School.

Political experience: Ganus is now filling a judicial vacancy. Ganus served as a district judge in Family Court from 2006 until 2013

Civic experience: Served as an assistant district attorney in Tuscaloosa County, dealing with violent crimes against persons: murder, manslaughter, sexual assaults, crimes against children, crimes involving deadly weapons, robbery, burglary, assault and domestic violence with underlying felony; spent a year in private practice in Bessemer in 2015-2016. Served as assistant district attorney in the Bessemer Cutoff, 1993-2006 and 2013-2015.

Issues: Ganus began a first “Girls Only” docket in the state to bring together troubled female teens with all women facilitators. She began the Bessemer Fatherhood Initiative Program, which was used as a national model, and started the first Bessemer Teen Court, a diversionary program for first-time offenders with non-life-threatening offenses.

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