2018 Elections

Peter Johnson Davis

Peter Johnson Davis

Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge, Place 16

Peter Johnson Davis

Party: Democrat

Age: 54

Residence: Killough Springs

Political experience: Ran for Circuit Court judgeship in 2010 and 2012.

Professional experience: Former correctional specialist with Birmingham Police Department, 1987-1996; substitute teacher, Birmingham Board of Education, 1988-1995; legal assistant, Penick & Associates, 1994-1996; instructor, Virginia College, 2010-11; owner, Davis Law Firm, 1996-2014; former administrative judge, Jefferson County Personnel Board; partner, Davis & Scruggs Attorneys, 2014-present.


Civic experience: Associate justice on the Judiciary Board, Church of God in Christ; member, board of directors for All Saints Bible College, Memphis; former vice chairman/member, board of directors, Urban Impact; associate elder, Emanuel Temple Church of God in Christ;

Education: UAB, bachelor’s in criminal justice, 1986; Birmingham School of Law, juris doctorate, 1994;

Main issues: “As a candidate for judge, one shouldn’t make promises other than to be fair and impartial to all. I possess the skill set that will enable me to reach young people in a positive way. I will promote and employ programs in my courtroom that will provide life skills help to people who come before the court as defendants. For instance, people who are charged with certain nonviolent offenses, like drug related offenses, will be offered drug treatment/rehab, instead of incarceration. Let’s adequately treat the problems that sometimes lead to a life of crime, instead of treating the symptoms. As a circuit court judge, I will respect the rule and spirit of the law.”

Campaign: http://www.facebook.com/Petejohnsondavis/