2018 Elections

Sue Bell Cobb

Sue Bell Cobb speaks during a governor’s forum Feb. 19, 2018. (Source: Sam prickett)

Office: Governor

Party: Democratic

Age: 62

 Residence: Montgomery

 Political offices held: Chief justice, Alabama Supreme Court, 2007-2011; judge, Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, 1995-2007.

 Professional experience: Adjunct law professor and consultant, Faulkner School of Law, 2012-present; president, Next Generation Consulting, 2011-present.

Education: Juris doctor, law, University of Alabama School of Law, 1981; bachelor of arts in history, University of Alabama, 1978.

Civic experience: Volunteer, Children First Foundation, 1995-2012; past president, Alabama Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges; honorary member, Alabama Council on Crime and Delinquency; past chair and member of the National Assembly, Board of the Alabama Division of the American Cancer Society; former board member, Campaign for Alabama; past member and officer, Evergreen Industrial Development Board; member, Farrah Law Society Board of Directors; member, Montgomery Kiwanis Club.

Main issues: Cobb states on her website that her priorities as governor would be to ensure quality healthcare for families, create new jobs by investing in infrastructure, implement a “modest” gas tax and toll roads, establish a state lottery to fund education, and reform criminal and juvenile justice systems by creating regional diversion community centers and work-release programs.

Campaign: www.suebellcobb2018.com