2016 Primary Election

Shera Craig Grant (D)

Jefferson County District Court Place 5

Shera GrantShera Grant

Age: 38

Residence: Birmingham

Political experience: Appointed District Court judge, Place 5, on Jan. 8, 2016.

Professional experience: District Court Judge, Place 5, January 2016-present; deputy public defender, Jefferson County, 2013-2016; managing attorney, The Grant Firm LLC, 2011-2013; prosecutor promoted  to chief assistant district attorney, DeKalb County, Georgia, 2004-2010; adjunct professor, Alabama State University, 2008-2010; adjunct professor, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia, 2007-2009; assistant city solicitor, Atlanta, 2002-2004, assistant solicitor general, Fulton County, Georgia, 2003.

Civic experience: Vestavia Hills Board of Education member, 2015-2016; Leadership Vestavia Hills Board of Directors member, 2014-present; Help the Hills Committee member, 2014-present; Rape Crisis facilitator, 2007-2010; Create Your Dreams volunteer facilitator, 2007-2010; The Women’s Network member.

Education: Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, juris doctorate, 2002; Alabama State University, bachelor’s in computer information systems, 1999.

Top contributors: Daryl Grant, $17,500 loan, Bender & Agboola LLC, $5,000; Alain Jean, $2,000; SKDG Solutions LLC, $1,000; Victory Political Mail, $1,000; The August Co., $1,000.

Qualifications: Grant has a diverse background as a practicing attorney for 14 years. She has been a public servant most of her career, serving as a prosecutor and public defender. She tried numerous cases as a criminal and civil lawyer. In addition, she has created programs for the community, including the Leadership Academy program and the Know Your Rights project in Birmingham.

Campaign: www.grantforjudge.com