What You Need to Know About the Judicial Races

H.I.V.E. hosted a Judicial Candidate Forum on Thursday, 3/15, at the Dance Foundation and we learned ALL the things! Nancy Yarbrough, fellow H.I.V.E. member and an attorney who is the executive director of a legal aid nonprofit, explained what we will see on the June 5th primary ballot and why your vote matters.  She explained that most of the races in Jefferson County are decided in the primaries since it typically swings Democrat and several of the races don’t have Republican challengers. Click here to see Nancy’s introduction.

Judge Bob Vance, who is running for Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, chatted with us about the importance of the judicial system and why he is running for the Alabama Supreme Court. Click here to watch Judge Vance’s speech.

Then, Nancy provided us with a wealth of information to help us understand what the courts do and who is running. Click here for the video on what we will see on the June 5th ballot.

The candidates themselves spoke to us on why they were best for the job. Check the links below for more information on the candidates who participated in our forum.

Thanks for a great night and best of luck to all of our candidates!

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Jefferson County Contested Judicial Races: June 5th Primary Election

For Circuit Court Judge; 10th Judicial Circuit; Place 8 (Civil Court replacing Judge Mike Graffeo, who is retiring. No Republican challenger.)

For Circuit Court Judge; 10th Judicial Circuit; Place 15 (Domestic Relations Court; Judge Patricia Stephens is the incumbent. No Republican challenger.)

For Circuit Court Judge; 10th Judicial Circuit; Place 16 (Criminal Court; Judge Teresa Pulliam, a Republican, is the incumbent.)

For Circuit Court Judge; 10th Judicial Circuit; Place 18 (Family Court Presiding Judge; Judge Raymond Chambliss is the incumbent. No Republican challenger.)

  • Judge Raymond Chambliss (Incumbent)
  • Janine Hunt-Hillard (Web/Facebook)

For Circuit Court Judge; 10th Judicial Circuit; Place 27 (Criminal Judge Virginia Vinson, is retiring. Republican Leslie Moore is a challenger.)

For District Court Judge; Jefferson County; Place 3 (Family Court replacing Judge Carnella Norman, who is retiring. Republican Davis Lawley is a challenger.)

For District Court Judge, Jefferson County; Place 9 (Criminal Court, replacing Judge David Lichtenstein, who is retiring. No Republican challenger.)

For Jefferson County Probate Judge Place 1 (Judge Alan King is incumbent. No Republican challenger.)

For Jefferson County Probate Judge Place 2 (Judge Sherri Coleman Friday is incumbent. No Republican challenger.)

  • Judge Sherri Coleman Friday (Incumbent) (Facebook)
  • Willie “Redtape” Florence Sr.
  • Jameria Moore (Web/Facebook)

H.I.V.E. Judicial Candidate Forum

Thursday, March 15, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
The Dance Foundation, 1715 27th Ct S, Homewood, AL 35209

Place 9? Place 23? Criminal? Civil? Family? Domestic Relations?
Tired of being confused about who is running for a judge’s position and what that judge does? Nancy Yarbrough, fellow H.I.V.E. member and an attorney who is the executive director of a legal aid nonprofit, will explain what you will see on the June 5th primary ballot and why your vote matters. Then, get ready to hear from the judicial candidates themselves! Judge Bob Vance, who is running for Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, is confirmed to speak as well as other candidates for contested primaries.