Republican Judge Bill Lewis, on Tuesday, announced his campaign for re-election as circuit judge in Alabama’s 19th Judicial Circuit. Judge Lewis is the presiding judge for the circuit, which covers Autauga, Elmore, and Chilton counties.
“Practicing law across three states in both federal and state courts, I observed that the justice system was different based on who you were, where you were, and who you knew. I became a judge because I was tired of seeing a system that wasn’t fair. Everyone should be treated equally and with respect. That is what I have always done and what I will continue to do,” stated Lewis. “Everyone should be treated fairly under the law. I will always apply the law, as written, no matter who is in my courtroom,” said Lewis.
“I appreciate the support that I have received from across our three counties. Whether you are a litigant or an attorney, whether you win or lose your case, the process should be fair and based on the law for everyone,” continued Lewis. “Judges should apply the law to the facts of each case without bias or personal agenda. To me, that is what it means to have a conservative judicial philosophy – judges should follow the law as it is written and not legislate from the bench,” Lewis concluded.
Judge Lewis graduated from the University of the South and earned his law degree from the Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham. Prior to becoming Circuit Judge in October of 2016, Lewis founded the Lewis Law Firm after being an Assistant District Attorney, where he served as a prosecutor for the 19th Judicial Circuit.
Judge Lewis currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Alabama Circuit Judges Association and has served as President of the Elmore County Bar Association.
He has also served on the Boards of Directors of the River Region United Way, the Elmore County Community Foundation, and the Wetumpka Chamber of Commerce. Judge Lewis is a graduate of Leadership Elmore County and is also involved in several other community and charitable organizations.
Judge Lewis also serves as the Chairman of the Elmore County Republican Party, a position he has held since 2018.