2016 Primary Election

John Tindle (R)

Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge, Place 25

Tindle PhotoJohn Tindle

Date of birth: March 17, 1962; age 53

Residence: Hueytown

Political experience: Ran for District Attorney’s Office, Bessemer Division, 2001.

Professional experience: Private law practice, 1990-present; active U.S. Army Reserve 170th Jag Unit, 1988-1991; bailiff with Circuit Criminal Court in Birmingham, 1985-1989; U.S. Military Intelligence, 1980-1984.

Civic experience: Member, American Legion; member, board of directors, Alabama Abuse Counseling Center.

Education: Birmingham School of Law, juris doctorate, 1990; UAB, bachelor’s, 1985; University of Maryland, associate’s degree, 1984; attended Alabama School of Law Enforcement Academy, 1987-1989; Oak Grove High School graduate, 1980.

Top contributors: Self, loan, $1,500; Iron Workers Local NO 92 P.A.L., $400; Charles Salvagio, $200; Charles R. Miller, $200.

Qualifications: During his more than 26 years in practice, Tindle said, he has handled cases involving criminal, civil and family court matters; he’s tried more than 200 cases, more than 60 death penalty cases and more than 100 appeals. Tindle said he believes every individual is entitled to their day in court and will work to see to it that cases are reached in a timely manner.