The Alabama Forestry Association (AFA) announces its endorsement of Christy Edwards for the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals. She is running for reelection for her second term on the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals.
A native of Selma, Edwards grew up on a small family farm, where she gained an appreciation for hard work and private property rights. She began her career as an attorney for the Court of Civil Appeals and later was an assistant attorney general and served as the legal and policy advisor to the commissioners of the Alabama Department of Revenue. In 2016, Edwards was appointed by the Governor to be an associate judge of the Alabama Tax Tribunal. She was elected to her first term on the Court of Civil Appeals in 2018.
Edwards is a 2004 graduate of the University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Business where she studied Finance and Economics, a 2008 graduate of Faulkner University’s Thomas Goode Jones School of Law and also graduated cum laude in 2014 from the University of Alabama School of Law with an LL.M. in Taxation.
“I am incredibly honored to have the endorsement of the Alabama Forestry Association in my campaign for re-election to the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals,” said Edwards. “AFA has a long history of supporting judicial candidates who abide by conservative judicial principles, and I am very proud to have the support of its members.”
Edwards is the youngest female currently serving state-wide elected official and the youngest female ever elected to an Alabama appellate court.
“We are fortunate to have members of our appellate courts that have the background and experience that Judge Edwards brings to the bench.” said CEO and President of AFA, Chris Isaacson. “It’s vital that we have judges that understand the issues faced in rural Alabama.”
Edwards is seeking reelection in the Primary Election on March 5, 2024.