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Forestry Association endorses Richard Minor for Court of Criminal Appeals

Minor is seeking re-election to the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals in the March 2024 primary.

Judge Richard Minor is seeking re-election to the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals. Contributed
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The Alabama Forestry Association announced its endorsement of Richard J. Minor for the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals. He is running for reelection for his  second term after first being elected in 2018. 

Minor earned his bachelor’s degree from Auburn University and his juris doctorate from  Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. He began his career by serving as an  Assistant District Attorney in both Tuscaloosa County and Jefferson County. Minor went on to  serve as an Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Trials and Violent Crimes Division under  both Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Attorney General Bill Pryor, Jr. 

Before being elected as the St. Clair County District Attorney in 2004, Minor served as the Chief  Trial Attorney in St. Clair County’s District Attorney’s Office. While serving as District  Attorney, Minor was a founding member for the St. Clair County Community Corrections and  Punishment Authority. He was then appointed as a Special Prosecutor and Acting Attorney  General for Alabama in 2006. 

“Judge Minor has distinguished himself on the appellate bench during his first term. His  background and experience in criminal law suits him well for this position and we are pleased to  endorse him for another term,” said President and CEO of AFA, Chris Isaacson. “We take great  comfort in knowing his conservative principles, work ethic and character makes him an ideal  public servant and we are fortunate to have him and will work hard to support his campaign.” 

Minor is currently the Chairman of the State of Alabama Advisory Committee on Criminal  procedure. He also is an adjunct instructor at Auburn University where he teaches an  introduction to the legal profession class and a legal research and writing class.  

Minor is married to the former Angela Callahan. They have four children. 

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Alabama Forestry Association and its  members,” said Minor. “I share their conservative ideals, especially a commitment to the rule of  law. Humbled by their support, I will continue to strive to adhere to both the U.S. Constitution and Alabama Constitution. And in doing so, ensure all parties receive a fair and just review of  their appeal.” 

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Minor is seeking re-election to the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals in the Primary Election on March 5, 2024.

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