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Donna Beaulieu runs for Court of Criminal Appeals

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, Republican Attorney Donna Beaulieu announced her candidacy for the seat on the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals.

Beaulieu has spent almost 32 years of work in the legal field, including more than 20 years as a practicing attorney.

Donna Beaulieu says that she will bring her values, skills, experience and knowledge to the bench in ruling on issues as a judge on the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals. Beaulieu has handled a variety of cases through the years in many different courts in Alabama, and at all state and federal court levels. Donna Beaulieu has also handled appeals on numerous and varied issues in Alabama’s state and federal appeal courts. Donna Beaulieu has also successfully litigated her own Free Speech/First Amendment case that went to the United States Supreme Court.

Donna Beaulieu says that she has a proven record which demonstrates her conservative point of view and is an unwavering defender of the Constitution with a strong sense of fair play and a passion for justice. She believes that justice should be based on sound facts and evidence, the truth and the law.

Donna was once threatened with arrest under a sign law by a local city. Beaulieu challenged the law in a case that went all the way to the Supreme Court, where the Court ruled in her favor finding that the law was unconstitutional.

Donna Beaulieu married her high school sweetheart and has been married for more than 28 years. The Beaulieus have one son who is a registered intensive care – cardiac ICU – nurse. Donna Beaulieu says that she is proud to live in Alabama and has devoted her professional career to serving the people of Alabama.

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Beaulieu has won several awards including: Awards and Honors Best Brief; Dean’s List, Samford University – Cumberland School of Law (1997); Alumni Achievement Award, Graduated Summa Cum Laude; University of Alabama at Birmingham (1993); Alumni Achievement Award; The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi for School of Arts and Humanities- Inductee; President’s List numerous times; and American Legion Award for Distinguished Achievement – Courage, Honor, Leadership, Patriotism, Scholarship and Service.

She previously ran unsuccessfully in the Republican primary for associate justice of Alabama Supreme Court against Tom Parker.

Beaulieu is running for Place 3 on the Court of Criminal Appeals. Incumbent Judge J. Michael Joiner is not running for another term.

The major party primaries are on June 5, 2018.

Written By

Brandon Moseley is a senior reporter with over nine years at Alabama Political Reporter. During that time he has written 8,297 articles for APR. You can email him at [email protected] or follow him on Facebook. Brandon is a native of Moody, Alabama, a graduate of Auburn University, and a seventh generation Alabamian.

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