There is no impartiality here. Debra Jones's entire court history should be reviewed. I'm so glad to be free from the cesspool of conservatism that is Alabama.
Offices including secretary of state contested in Alabama
JAY REEVES, Associated Press
May 22, 2022, Updated: May 22, 2022 8:56 a.m
One Republican candidate for the Alabama Supreme Court is trying to woo voters with a mix that includes his devotion to God and former President Donald Trump. The other is emphasizing her experience in the courtroom — and her gun.
Greg Cook, an attorney from metro Birmingham, and Debra Jones, a circuit judge who hears cases in Calhoun and Cleburne, are seeking the Republican nomination for the Place 5 Supreme Court seat held by Justice Mike Bolin, who is retiring.
Cook is portraying himself as a “Trump-tough” Republican who was a Trump delegate and represented conservative interests in the 2000 presidential recount contest in Florida between Al Gore and President George W. Bush. Aside from partisan and legal qualifications, Cook's campaign resume features his longtime church membership and leadership.
Jones released a commercial late in the campaign boasting of her support for Trump, her short stature — “She's 5 feet of concrete” — and a case in which she sentenced a person convicted of child molestation to more than 1,000 years in prison. The spot shows her firing a handgun and saying the only reason she didn't put the person “under the jail” was “the liberals" wouldn't let her.
All nine members of the court are Republicans, and the winner of the Place 5 race will be a heavy favorite over Democrat Anita L. Kelly, a judge in Montgomery, in the general election.