Tuesday, Pat Thetford, a former Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge endorsed Judge Christy Edwards (R) for the Republican primary runoff election on July 17th. Thetford came in third in the Republican Primary on June 5.
“After much deliberation, I hereby endorse Christy Edwards in the runoff for Place 1 on the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals,” Thetford said. “I believe she is the better candidate and urge all of my supporters to vote for her in the July 17 Runoff Election.”
Edwards came in first out of three candidates for Place 1 on the Court of Civil Appeals receiving 41 percent of the vote in the primary.
“I am honored to receive Judge Thetford’s endorsement,” said Edwards. “He ran an honest and positive campaign. He is an excellent attorney and has a proven track record of outstanding public service in Jefferson County.”
Edwards is running against Michelle Manley Thomason in the Republican runoff on July 17. Thomason is a District Judge in Baldwin County.
Edwards is native of Selma. She earned her law degree from Faulkner University’s Jones School of Law. She has a Master’s in law. from the University of Alabama School of Law. Edwards is knowledgeable on the complex and often confusing tax laws of Alabama. She is an award-winning writer and orator, and has been published in national journals regarding state and local tax. Edwards wants to bring her knowledge of administrative and tax laws to bear on the appeals process,
Edwards is a Judge on the Alabama Tax Court and has served the people of the state in various legal positions including as an Assistant Attorney General and as staff attorney on the Court of Civil Appeals.
Edwards lives in Pike Road with her Husband, Boyd. They have one son and are members of ChristChurch.
No Democrat qualified for the office, so the winner of the Republican primary runoff will win the seat.