Alabama Criminal Court of Appeals Place 2
Political experience: Lauderdale County commissioner from 2006 to 2008. Appointed Lauderdale County license commissioner by Gov. Robert Bentley.
Professional experience: Has been in a private law practice for nearly three decades, licensed in Alabama, Georgia and before the United States Supreme Court.
Civic experience: On the board of the Salvation Army of Northwest Alabama and has been on the board of the YMCA. He is a former board member and former president of the board of the University of North Alabama and Rape Response of Northwest Alabama. He is a member of Greenhill Baptist Church and was on the WC Handy Music Festival Board.
Education: Smith earned his Juris Doctor degree from Cumberland School of Law in 1992 after having earned a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Art from the University of North Alabama.
Main issues: Smith said he thinks it’s time for some new leadership on the court of criminal appeals and that north Alabama needs representation. He adds that it’s good to have representation from someone who has been in private practice and not out of the prosecutor’s office.
Top contributors: William E. Smith Jr., loan, $10,539.13; William E. Smith Jr., loan, $8,854.05; Charter Communications, $4,114.85; William E. Smith Jr., $3,301.44; O.B. Miley II, $2,500.