Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 1
Political experience: Ran for Jefferson County District Court, Place 4, 2016.
Professional experience: Deputy district attorney, Birmingham Division of 10th Judicial Circuit, 1999-present; law clerk to Judge William A. Shashy, 15th Judicial Circuit, Montgomery County, 1998-1999; clerk, Office of the Attorney General, 1997-1998. Member, Jefferson County Republican Executive Committee and Alabama Republican Party.
Civic experience: Volunteer, Homewood City Schools; member, Covenant Presbyterian Church.
Education: Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, juris doctorate, 1998; Auburn University, Bachelor of Arts, 1991.
Main issues: Walker points to his nearly two decades of experience as a prosecutor as a key qualification for the Court of Criminal Appeals. He said he has prosecuted thousands of felony cases, including capital murder, murder, assault, burglary, robbery and theft.
If elected, “Walker will be the judge with the greatest experience as a trial attorney on the court,” the campaign said. “It is critical that our appellate court has the experience, temperament, character and wisdom to weed out ignorance of the law or incompetence on the bench. As a judge on the Court of Criminal Appeals, Walker will be fair and open-minded to all sides, work to ensure that justice is served, and guarantee that the law is followed.”
Top contributors: Jerald Brooks, $5,000; David R. Walker, $4,690.05 (loans); Gene Smith, $1,500; Dr. Miles Gresham, $1,000; Jemison Investment Co., Inc., $1,000; Edgar Weldon, $1,000; John Whetsell, $1,000; Ken Azar, $1,000; T. Morris Hackney, $1,000; Paul Froede, $1,000.
Campaign: www.riggswalker.com; Facebook, Elect Riggs Walker, Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, PL 1