JEFFERSON COUNTY REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES
Jefferson County District Attorney
Brandon Falls (I)
Brandon Falls is the District Attorney for Jefferson County – the largest jurisdiction in Alabama. He’s been a tireless advocate for victims of crime, their families, and hardworking taxpayers. He is the strong prosecutor Jefferson County needs at a time when crime continues to be an issue in a number of local communities.
Jefferson County District Attorney - Bessemer
Bill Veitch (I)
Bill Veitch is the incumbent District Attorney in the Bessemer Cut-Off. He is a true public servant who is committed to serving and protecting the community he has called home for his entire life. A vote for Bill is a vote for the tough and fair candidate.
Circuit Court, Place 4
Bobby Lott, Jr.
Judge Bobby Lott is running for Circuit Court Judge, Place #4. He’s cleared thousands of cases, both as a municipal and a administrative law judge. Judge Lott has experience in all areas of civil practice, representing hundreds of clients in the types of cases he will hear as a Circuit Judge.
Circuit Court, Place 11
Pat Thetford (I)
Pat Thetford is a Civil Court Judge running in Place # 11. He was appointed to the bench in October 2015. His extensive background as a civil litigator has earned a reputation for being skilled and honest. Judge Thetford is a firm believer in the enforcement of the law to strengthen our communities.
Circuit Court, Place 14
Michael Jonathan Glover
Michael Jonathan Glover is the candidate for Circuit Court Judge, Place #14. He grew up on the family farm in Corner, worked his way through college, and went to law school at night while supporting his family. A member of the Alabama National Guard, Glover’s #1 priority is to protect Jefferson County families.
Circuit Court, Place 17
James C. Whitfield – the candidate for Circuit Judge Place #17 – started his career as a police officer in Leeds and Moody. He went on to serve as a bailiff in Jefferson County Family Court while attending law school at night. Upon graduation, he became an Alabama Assistant Attorney General, before starting his own practice.
Circuit Court, Place 20
Julie Palmer (I)
Julie Palmer is a Circuit Judge in Place #20, part of the Domestic Relations Division. She’s been recognized by the Alabama State Bar Family Law Section as “Judge of the Year” in 2015. Judge Palmer has served the community tremendously, known for always putting the best interests of children first in the cases she handles.
Circuit Court, Place 22
Bentley Patrick (I)
Judge Bentley Patrick, running for Place #22, was appointed to the bench in March 2015. Prior to that, he spent the last 18 years of his practice handling civil litigation across North and Central Alabama. A trained arbitrator, Judge Patrick has heard or written decisions in 350 cases, and was named Alabama Arbitrator of the Year in 2007.
Circuit Court, Place 23
Dorothea Batiste (I)
Dorothea Batiste is a Circuit Judge running in Place #23. She is the first African-American to become a Domestic Relations Judge in the Birmingham Division. During her career on the bench Judge Batiste has closed more than 5,700 cases, and is well-known for her deep concern for the children of divorce.
Circuit Court, Place 25
John Tindle is running for Circuit Court Judge, Place # 25. He's been practicing law for the last 26 years, primarily in the areas of family and criminal law. His goals are to maintain safety in our streets, homes and schools while protecting the individual rights of citizens.
Circuit Court, Place 26
Gloria Bahakel previously served as a Circuit Court Trial Judge, Criminal Division, for 12+ years. While on the bench, she handled over 10,000 criminal cases, including over 60 Capital Murder cases. She was an award-winning judge with an exemplary judicial record. She's practiced law for 16 years and also serves as a legal educator.
District Court, Place 4
Riggs Walker is running for District Court Judge, Place # 4. He has worked to better Jefferson County as the Deputy District Attorney for 17 years. He’ll be vigorous and trustworthy judge that keeps us safe.
District Court, Place 5
Lee Cleveland is the candidate for District Court Judge, Place #5. He was admitted to the Bar in 1985, and has represented clients including Fortune 500 corporations, mid-sized businesses and individuals. He is licensed to practice in both the state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court.
District Court, Place 7
Virginia P. Meigs
Virginia P. Meigs, candidate for District Court Judge, Place #7, has been practicing law for the past 20 years. A former nurse, Meigs attended night school at the Birmingham School of Law and went into private practice. She has held numerous leadership and board positions in civic organizations.
District Court, Place 10
Teresa Hester is running for District Court Judge, Place # 10. She is a retired educator having taught for 25 years. She now practices law in Hueytown, Alabama. It is her goal and desire to make a difference in the lives of children as they are confronted with adult issues.
District Court, Place 11
Cynthia Vines Butler
Cynthia Vines Butler, candidate for District Court, Place #11, has been practicing law for nearly 15 years. A former Jefferson County Probate Court Judge, she is a graduate of the University of Alabama, and received her J.D. from the Birmingham School of Law.
Mr. Herren is a graduate of Hueytown High School, Class of 1999. He obtained his realtor's license in 2003.
Joe Williams - District 16
Stephen Mosley - District 44
Jim Atkinson - District 45
Larry Allred - District 46
Gilbert F. Douglas, III - District 47
Jonathan O. Barbee - District 48