By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
On Thursday the Alabama Democratic Party and the Jefferson County Democratic Executive Committee will hold a reception to honor their newly elected judges and officials.
On the whole the election of 2012 was a bad experience for Alabama Democrats. Their last statewide officeholder, Public Service Commission President Lucy Baxley, was defeated by Republican challenger Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh. They targeted the Alabama Chief Justice race and actually raised more money than Republican candidate, former Chief Justice Roy Moore, but Moore still emerged victorious on election day giving Republicans every statewide judgeship in the state. Democrats in Jefferson County however crushed all of their opponents. Buoyed by a strong Black turnout in support of President Barack H Obama and helped by changing demographics in the area as Republican voting suburban voters have migrated to new housing in nearby Shelby, St. Clair, and Blount Counties the Jefferson County Democratic Party won every office on the ballot
The event will be today (Thursday) from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on the third floor of the Harbert Center. The Harbert Center is located at 2019 4th Avenue North #100, Birmingham, AL 35203
The event will be hosted by: Mr. John W. Haley, Mr. Richard Mauk, Justice Ralph D. Cook, and Alabama Democratic Party Chairman and former Justice H. Mark Kennedy .
The event is free; but for $500 you have the option of joining the Jeffersonian Society of the Alabamans. Society Sponsorships are on sale for $1,000.
All proceeds of the evening’s event go toward the staffing and resources of the Alabama Democratic Party’s new Birmingham Headquarters.
Before the event there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:30pm at the Alabama Democratic Party’s new Birmingham Headquarters which is located at 2027 4th Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203 (adjacent to The Harbert Center).