Supreme Court Associate Justice, Place 3
Political experience: Appointed associate justice, Alabama Supreme Court, 2017.
Professional experience: Partner, Balch and Bingham, LLP, 2001-2017; general counsel, Alabama World Affairs Council, 2009-2015; chairman, YMCA of Montgomery, Alabama, 2011-2013; legal counsel to minority leader of the Alabama House of Representatives, 2000-2010; chairman, Alabama Lawyers for Romney/Romney for President Inc., 2007-2008.
Education: Master’s of law in taxation, New York University, 1989; juris doctorate, University of Alabama, 1988; Bachelor of Arts, Hillsdale College, 1985.
Civic experience: Member, Alabama State Council on the Arts; chairman, Fair Ballot Commission, 2014; community liaison, International Officers School at Maxwell Air Force Base; former president, Rotary Club of Montgomery.
Main issues: In an article in the Montgomery Advertiser, the candidate said, “As a Justice, I can only promise to live up to my oath and serve the people of Alabama faithfully and fairly,” the statement said. “I will respect the rule of law and apply the law equally without bias or respect to person or station in life.”
Top contributors: $5,000: ABPAC; Alabama Judicial Committee; Alabama Realtors PAC; Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C.; CAREPAC; EDPAC; FAXPAC; Forest PAC; John Hornsby; MAXPAC.