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Jessica Sanders announces run for circuit judge

Currently, Sanders serves as an assistant attorney general and governmental affairs director for the State Department of Education.

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Jessica Sanders, a longtime assistant district attorney, has announced that she is running for the office of circuit court judge in the 19th Judicial Circuit, Place 2, in the Republican Primary.

“Judicial activism from judges who seek to legislate from the bench has concerned me recently,” Sanders said. “I’ve watched as those on the left have attacked good Republicans of character simply because they would rather pack the courts and change the fabric of our country from the bench. We need solid Constitutional Conservative Republicans who are qualified to serve on our courts—which is why I’m running.”

“Judges should be impartial, fair, and most importantly have experience with the type of case this court hears,” Sanders said. “My history and more than a decade of experience as an Assistant District Attorney, prosecuting the very same crimes this court will hear, has prepared me to serve our community judiciously. My priority will be to ensure that our families, neighbors, and children are rotected from criminals and those who seek to break the laws we all live by each day.”

“I’ve devoted my life to the families and children of our community and state,” Sanders said. “I’m excited to step up and offer to serve my community as one of their next Circuit Judges.”

Sanders brings a diversity of legal experience to the bench, if elected. Following her tenure as a prosecutor, Sanders was appointed as assistant attorney general for the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, where she represented the state in both federal and state courts.

Currently, Sanders serves as an assistant attorney general and governmental affairs director for the State Department of Education, where she has been responsible for the passage of more than 20 education-related bills that protect Alabama’s classrooms and provide for 725,000 students with the passage of a $7.5 billion budget.

Jessica and her husband, Russ, live in Prattville, where they are actively involved in their community and church. The 19th Circuit includes Autauga, Elmore and Chilton Counties. There are three circuit court judges in that circuit. The Republican Primary is on May 24, 2022.

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

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