2018 Election

Lorraine W. Pringle

Lorraine Pringle

Jefferson County District Judge, Place 12

Lorraine W. Pringle 

Party: Democrat

Residence: Bessemer

Political experience: Elected to District judgeship, 2012.

Professional experience: Licensed registered nurse, associate’s degree, 1981, and bachelor’s and nursing degree, 1983, Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing, Samford University; juris doctorate, Birmingham School of Law. Vice president, Juvenile Justice Association; member, District Judges Association; Juvenile Task Force, chair of Alternate Dispute Resolution Board; Alabama State Board of Nursing; member, Alabama and Bessemer Bar associations.

Civic experience: Member, Greater Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church; Delta Sigma Theta; Greater Metropolitan Professional Women’s Association; member Alabama INNS of Court; former member, Bessemer Airport Authority; Bessemer-West Jefferson Youth Leadership Council.

Issues: “I would like to keep this court moving forward. Since taking the bench, I have opened the doors of this courtroom. All parties to a case are allowed inside to hear their attorneys argue on their behalf. I would like to continue partnering with Judge Alan Summers regarding Drug Court. Continue thinking outside the box where education is concerned. I partner with GSMBS to send juveniles for GED training and mentoring as well as the Dannon Project; work with UAB to help find non-custodial parents a job, seek ways to maintain the best interest of the children and increase the awareness that all children need to be properly educated.”

Total campaign contributions: $31,828

Campaign: Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/lorraine.pringle.14