2018 Election

Richard Minor

Richard Minor

Office: Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 1

Name:  Richard Minor

Party: Republican

Age: 49

Residence: Pell City

Political experience: St. Clair County District Attorney, 2005-present, elected in 2004, 2010 and 2015; member, The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies; vice chairman, St. Clair County Republican Party Executive Committee, 2001-2004; associate member, St. Clair County Mayors Association.

Professional Experience: District attorney, St. Clair County, 2005– present; acting attorney general, state of Alabama, post-secondary/two-year college investigation, 2006-2011; chief trial attorney, St. Clair District Attorney Office, 1997-2005; previously assistant attorney general, Violent Crimes Division and assistant district attorney, Jefferson and Tuscaloosa counties. Admitted to Alabama State Bar and Northern District of Alabama, 1993; admitted as attorney and counselor, U.S. Supreme Court, 2017; president, Alabama District Attorneys Association, 2013-2014, held other offices since 2011; member, Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure Committee, 2015–present; member, state Impaired Driving Council, 2013- present; member, Alabama Sentencing Commission Standards Committee, 2011–present; founding member and secretary, St. Clair Community Corrections and Punishment Authority; founding member, Juvenile Drug Court, St. Clair County; U.S. Attorney’s Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee for the Northern District of Alabama, 2006-present; member, Governor’s Advisory Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2003–present; member, Governor’s Juvenile Crime Enforcement Coalition, 2003–present; member, Alabama Pattern Jury Instructions Committee, 2010- 2014; member, National and state District Attorneys Associations; chairman, D.A.R.E./S.R.O. board of directors, Pell City, 2002–present.

Education: Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, juris doctorate 1993; member, American Journal of Trial Advocacy; Cordell Hull Teaching Fellow; dean’s list; Samford senator, Cumberland Student Bar Association; bachelor’s, Auburn University, summa cum laude, 1990.

Civic Experience: Greater Alabama Council, Boy Scouts of America Heart of Eagle Award, 2015; V.O.C.A.L. board of directors; past commissioner, Pell City Housing Authority; past member, Hannah Home Advisory Board, St. Clair County.

Main issues: Minor said his chief objective if elected, “would be to ensure that all opinions are well reasoned following both precedent and the rule of law.” His experience as a prosecutor would help him accomplish that goal, he said.

“I would use my 25 years of experience and make sure that each opinion is easily readable and understandable to the parties, their attorneys, and the public at large. In faithfully interpreting and enforcing the law, voters can be assured that I will not legislate from the bench.”

Minor wants to use his role on the court, in part, to educate people on how the judiciary works.

“It has been said that the judicial branch is the least understood of our three branches of government. I hope to bring an accurate understanding of our third branch of government, the judiciary, to all our citizens.”

Top Contributors: Red Diamond Inc., $5,430; EDPAC, $5,000; IMPAC, $5,000; Progress PAC $5,000; Farm PAC $3,026; Alabama Hospital Association PAC $3,000; Alabama Realtors PAC, $2,600; CARE PAC $2,500; Poarch Band Creek Indians $2,500; Prince, Glover & Hayes, $2,500.

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