Jefferson County District Court Judge, Place 10
Residence: Hoover, born and raised in Bessemer
Political experience: First run for office but previously worked for the congressional office in the 7th Congressional District.
Professional experience: Staff attorney of the Legal Aid Society of Birmingham; staff attorney, YWCA of Central Alabama; staff attorney, Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center; attorney, Parker Law Firm LLC; regional outreach director, U.S. House of Representatives 7th District; attorney, Kerri Page Parker, attorney at law; attorney, C. Thompson & Associates. Member or former member of Alabama, Magic City, Birmingham, Colorado bar associations. Alabama Lawyers Association, northern district representative, 2000, member 2005. Legal Aid Society, board of directors, 2002-2004.
Civic experience: Rising Star Scholarship Committee, member 2008-12 and chairperson 2009-2012; Rising Star Christian Scroll Newsletter, reporter/editor/publisher, 2008-2010; Vista Peak Prepatory Campus PTSA, vice president, 2011-2012; Aurora Frontier K-8 Parent-Teacher Organization, president, 2006-2007 and 2007-2008; Rising Star PTO, parent, 2007-2008; Young Professionals of the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado, volunteer, 2007; Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center, volunteer legal advocate, 2007; My Father’s House Foundation, board of directors, 1998-2005; Boys and Girls Club of Central Alabama, board of directors, 2001-2005.
Education: Bachelor of science, University of Alabama at Birmingham; jurist doctorate, University of Alabama School of Law.
Main issues: Parker said serving the legal needs of the people by providing fairness and justice for all is her top concern. “I will ensure that every person that enters the courtroom is treated with respect and has their opportunity to be heard. Additionally, I will be a judge who listens, who knows the law and who applies the law fairly and justly to all.”