2018 Elections

Peyton C. “Pat” Thetford

Peyton C. “Pat” Thetford

Alabama Court of Civic Appeals, Place 1

 Peyton C. “Pat” Thetford

Party: Republican

Age: 58

Residence: Mountain Brook, native of Montgomery.

Political experience: Appointed Jefferson County Circuit Court judge, civil division, 2015-2016; ran unsuccessfully for Jefferson County Circuit Court judge, 2016.

Professional experience: Private practice, Wade S. Anderson and Associates, Birmingham, tried more than 80 civil cases over 30 years and staff counsel for State Farm Automobile Insurance Company since 2016; Jefferson County Circuit Court judge, 2015-16; frequent speaker on civil law.

Education: Juris doctor, Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, 1988; MBA, University of Alabama at Birmingham; bachelor’s, University of Alabama.

Civic experience: Member, Canterbury United Methodist Church, playing mandolin in the Contemporary Church Band.

Main issues: Thetford says his more than 27 years of experience as a civil lawyer and Civil Circuit judge qualifies him to serve as an appellate judge on the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals. “If elected, I will bring vast experience and conservative values to the court. I will work hard to administer justice fairly and equitably, but always grounded in the rule of law.”

Top contributors: Pat Thetford, $21,550, loan; $3,250: Alexander Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys, Birmingham. $2,500: Newsome Law LLC, Birmingham. $2,000: Iron Workers Local No. 92, Birmingham; Brantley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Alabama State PAC, Birmingham; Lightfoot Franklin & White LLC, Birmingham.

Campaign: https://www.electjudgethetford.com/about