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