By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
ForestPAC, the Political Action Committee of the Alabama Forestry Association is endorsing Judge Tommy Bryan for the Alabama Supreme Court over his Republican Primary opponent Calhoun County Circuit Judge Debra Jones. The position is currently held by Supreme Court Justice Tom Woodall who is retiring. Judge Bryan currently is on the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals.
Judge Bryan grew up on a farm in Crenshaw County. He went to Troy State University where he received both his undergraduate and MS degrees in education. In 1983, he graduated from the Jones School of Law in Montgomery. Judge Bryan has worked as an assistant Alabama Attorney General.
On his web site Judge Bryan said, “After much prayer and consideration, I recently announced my intention to run for an open seat on the Alabama Supreme Court in 2012. I did this for two reasons. First, I know that my legal experience and ability to dispense efficient justice can help our overburdened and under-funded judicial system.”
“Secondly, as a life-long Conservative, I believe in family values. The traditional values under which I was raised help guide me in the decisions I make every day. These values help protect our way of life: safer communities, more personal liberty and economic free enterprise.”
“I believe in individual responsibility and the Rule of Law. We are all accountable for our actions and we should abide by the law. I decide each case that comes before me by the facts and on their merits. I do not and will not arbitrarily pick winners and losers. I hold fast to our Founding Fathers’ wisdom on the proper role of judges. It is the legislature that represents the direct will of the people and has the actual responsibility for making and passing laws. A judge should not be a super-legislator, nor substitute his or her will for that which rightfully and undeniably belongs to the people,” said Judge Bryan
In 2010 Judge Bryan defeated Lauderdale County District Judge Deborah Bell Paseur to win his second term on the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals
In 2006 $13.5 million was spent battling over Alabama Supreme Court seats; but after the decisive 2010 elections and with their Alabama gambling interest allies fighting their own personal legal battles in federal court the Alabama Democratic Party was able to find only one candidate: Pelham Attorney Harry Lyon who is running for Chief Justice. The winner of the Republican Primary should be unopposed in the fall general election.
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