By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Attorney Sonny Steen, a lifelong Republican, announced that he will be a candidate for Circuit Judge Place 3 in Etowah County.
Sonny has over 11 years of experience serving Etowah County and believes that our families deserve someone on the bench who is ready from day one and can provide them with relief through timely, sound and efficient decisions.
Steen said that he has a wide array of legal experience including having represented people in civil jury trials, property disputes, contract disputes, social security, employment law, family law, child support, criminal defense and all other areas of the law that a circuit judge must be familiar with.
Steen said he has the legal courage and integrity, along with the willingness to do what the law would require him to do as circuit judge, even though the course may not be the popular one. Steen said that his integrity, along with his respect for the law, would prevent him from being influenced by the identity, race, gender, political status, wealth or relationship of any party or lawyer before him.
Sonny Steen and his wife, Emmy, have two children. They attend Meadowbrook Baptist Church in Gadsden, Alabama.
Steen is a 2001 alumnus of Jacksonville State University. He received his law degree from Mississippi College of Law in 2005.
Presently, Place 3 is held by Judge David Alan Kimberley, a Democrat. Kimberley was unopposed when he won re-election in 2012. Kimberley was selected as the presiding judge for the 16th Judicial Circuit in May with the retirement of Judge Allen Millican.
The Alabama Republican Party recently grew its control of Alabama’s partisan elected offices to 60 percent. The GOP has been focused on increasing its influence in Alabama’s county court houses since 2011 and hopes to grow even more in the 2018 elections.
The major party primaries will be on June 5, 2018.