By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Former Jefferson County Judge Suzanne Childers announced on Monday that she is seeking election as a Jefferson County Judge in this year’s election and announced that she is holding a campaign kickoff and fund raiser on Thursday.
Judge Childers said in a written statement released to Facebook,
“I have done a lot of soul searching in the past few months and have consulted with many friends and advisors. I have been a judge in some capacity for the past 10 years, most recently as a private judge and advisor. In that capacity I have handled cases and advised people from all over the country and actually someone from out of the US. I will be a judge for the rest of my life, that’s just who I am. I have concluded that I should go back into public service as I can help more people in that capacity. I will be seeking election to District Court, Place number 1 in Jefferson County, Alabama this year.”
Judge Childers concluded, “I hope that you all will support me. My campaign committee is hosting a campaign kickoff and fund raiser on Thursday, January 9, 2014, at the law offices of Burns and Brashier, 1475 Financial Center, Birmingham, AL 35203 from 4:30 to 6:30 P.M. Hope to see you. Judge Suzanne
Republicans have been gaining ground steadily in Alabama since the 1980 election when Ronald Reagan (R) was elected carrying the State and Jeremiah Denton was elected to be a U.S. Senator. In 1986 Cullman County Probate Judge Guy Hunt was elected to be the first Republican elected as Alabama’s Governor since Reconstruction. The Republican Party has won five of the last six Alabama Governor’s elections and in 2010 seized an overwhelming supermajority in both Houses of the Alabama State legislature. Republicans have six out of seven Alabama congressional seats, both U.S. Senate Seats and every statewide elected office. ALGOP is winning County Commissioner, Probate Judge, and Sheriff’s races in counties that had elected only Democrats in over one hundred years.
Judge Suzanne Childers was among the judges who were defeated by Democratic challengers in 2012.