Lee County Chief Assistant District Attorney Clay Thomas, a first-time candidate, raised over $30,000 year to date, with over $22,000 cash on hand, his campaign announced on Thursday.
“Since we began raising money in March, we have seen a significant surge in enthusiasm and grassroots support for the campaign,” said Clay Thomas. “It is clear folks from all corners of Lee County want a judge that will work tirelessly to protect our constitutional freedoms and defend Alabama’s values on the bench. I am humbled by the faith and generosity people have shown in me and my campaign,” Thomas said.
Clay began his career in public service as an Assistant District Attorney in Morgan County, Alabama, from 2007 to 2011. Clay transferred to his hometown circuit in 2011, where he prosecuted felonies in both Dallas and Wilcox Counties. In 2012 Clay was offered the position of Assistant District Attorney in Lee County, where he has been raising his family ever since. Clay is a member of Opelika Kiwanis and a lifelong Methodist.
Clay has been serving in Lee County for more than a decade. In addition to his prosecution responsibilities, Clay has been assigned to the Lee County Drug and Veteran’s Court since 2013, which is dedicated to helping veterans and other citizens deal with their drug addiction issues so they can continue to be productive community members.
Clay has tried approximately seventy-five jury trials consisting mainly of violent crimes and sex offenses. He has also tried hundreds of bench trials in the District Court. Because of his success in prosecuting violent criminals, Clay was named the Chief Assistant District Attorney for the Lee County District Attorney’s Office in 2021. He is married with two boys,