Qualified statewide candidates

February 8, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

A host of candidates have qualified for the state’s constitutional offices.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has qualified for her own term in the office of governor. She was elevated from lieutenant governor to the position last April when Gov. Robert Bentley resigned.

Ivey faces a number of Republican primary opponents. Evangelist Scott Dawson, state Sen. Bill Hightower, R-Mobile, Michael McAllister and Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle have all qualified for the Republican primary.

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Thetford announces candidacy for Court of Civil Appeals

January 18, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, former Jefferson County Circuit Judge Peyton C. “Pat” Thetford announced his candidacy for Place 1 on the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals.

Thetford has qualified for the seat currently held by Judge Craig Pittman. Pittman has announced he will not seek re-election.

“I believe that my background of having over 27 years of experience as a civil lawyer and Civil Circuit Judge makes me uniquely qualified to serve as an Appellate Judge on the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals,” Thetford said. “If elected, I will bring vast experience and conservative values to the court. I will work hard to administer justice fairly and equitably, but always grounded in the rule of law.”

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Judge seeks open seat on Court of Civil Appeals

September 15, 2017

By Samuel Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

A judge announced that she would seek a soon-to-be vacated seat on the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals on Thursday.

Chirsty Edwards, who currently serves as a judge on the Alabama Tax Court, made the announcement that she will seek the seat on Thursday. Edwards said she wants to bring her know how of tax laws to the appeals court.

“Everyone has to pay taxes – businesses, business owners, consumers and regular people,” Edwards said in a statement. “The businesses and the people of this state need a judge who will oversee the tax laws and protect the taxpayers according to all the laws overseen by this court. I will do that.”

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