Jefferson County District Attorney
Political experience: Appointed district attorney, 2017.
Professional experience: Assistant district attorney in the 5th Judicial Circuit, Alexander City, 1982-1984, Jefferson County deputy assistant district attorney, 1984-87, Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office’s division chief, 1987-2017; Jefferson County Vertical Prosecution Unit, 1991-2017; Jefferson County District Attorney, 2017-present; member Alabama State Bar; member, Birmingham Bar Association; member, National District Attorneys Association; member, Alabama District Attorneys Association.
Education: Auburn University; Cumberland School of Law, 1982.
Civic experience: Member, VOCAL (Victims of Crime and Leniency); past board president of the Alabama Center for Law and Civic Education.
Main issues: After his appointment by Gov. Kay Ivey, Anderton said he wanted to continue the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office tradition of integrity and stability.
On his campaign website, Anderton said, “I will continue to prosecute serious crimes to the fullest extent of the law, work to reduce repeat criminal behaviors and always recognize that the needs of the victim go far beyond the courtroom.”
Top contributors: Mildred Stephens: $4,000. Harold Ripps: $3,500. Frank Barefield Jr.: $3,000.