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Amanda Baxley announces candidacy for circuit judge

Municipal Court Judge Amanda Baxley is running for circuit court judge in the 19th judicial circuit.


Municipal Court Judge Amanda Baxley announced Tuesday that she is running in the Republican primary as a candidate for the 19th Judicial Circuit, Place 3, which covers Autauga, Chilton and Elmore counties. The Republican primary is set for May 24, 2022.

“I know I have large shoes to fill from Circuit Judge Reynolds,” Baxley said. “I want to thank him for his service to our judicial system. He has not only been my mentor; but a friend and I want to carry on his legacy on serving the people of the 19th Judicial Circuit.”

Baxley began her career as an assistant district attorney for the 19th Circuit, where she prosecuted everything from traffic tickets to felonies. As an assistant district attorney, Baxley prosecuted hundreds, if not thousands, of misdemeanor trials.

In 2009, Baxley began her own private practice with a focus on family law, domestic relations and criminal law. Baxley also currently serves as a Clanton city prosecutor and she is a municipal court judge for both the towns of Thorsby and Maplesville.

“As your next Circuit Judge I will bring my experience as an Assistant District Attorney, Prosecutor and Judge to the bench,” Baxley said. “I am committed to protecting and preserving the rights and privileges of the citizens in these counties. As your Circuit Judge, I will continue to apply the law while promoting fairness, efficiency, and integrity in our court system.”

Amanda Baxley has been married to her husband Jason for 13 years. Jason has been in law enforcement for 20 years and is currently the senior special agent for the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. They have three children, ages 5 to 9. Amanda Baxley and her family are members of First Baptist Church in Clanton. She is a graduate of the Faulkner University Thomas Goode Jones School of Law.

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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