By Staff Report
Alabama Political Reporter
Monday, June 5, 2017, Jay Mitchell announced today that he will run as a Republican for Associate Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court place 4 in 2018.
Mitchell said in a statement, “I have a strong commitment to the rule of law. The people of Alabama deserve to have Justices on the Supreme Court who know the law, will faithfully apply the law as written, and will uphold the Constitution and the principles on which our nation was founded. That is the kind of Justice I will be. If elected, I will serve the people of Alabama with integrity, passion, and fidelity to the law.”
Mitchell is a partner with Maynard, Cooper & Gale in Birmingham. He has successfully handled numerous cases at both the trial and appellate levels.
Incumbent Place 4 Justice Jim Main (R) is prevented from seeking reelection due to term limits.
Jay Mitchell cited his long history of involvement in the Republican Party and the conservative movement, including service as election counsel to Republican candidates, service on the executive committee of the Alabama Republican Party, and as a founder of the Red Mountain Republicans in Birmingham. He is also a member of the Federalist Society.
Mitchell also serves on the Board of Directors of Cornerstone School, an inner city Christian school. He has long been involved with the Birmingham Athletic Partnership, which partners with local businesses to provide resources and equipment to inner city public schools. He also counsels and supports Scholarships for Kids, a scholarship granting organization that helps to send students from low-income families to high-quality schools.
Mitchell grew up in South Alabama and in Homewood. He graduated from Homewood High School. He has a bachelor’s degree from Birmingham-Southern College and a law degree from Virginia School of Law.
Mitchell and his wife, Elizabeth, are longtime members of Church of the Highlands. They live in Homewood with their four children.
Monday was the first day that candidates are allowed to start raising money so it was a big day for announcements.