ProgressPAC — the political action committee of the Business Council of Alabama — on Monday announced their endorsement of Judge Terri Willingham Thomas in the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals Place 2 in the June 5 Republican primary.
“Judge Thomas possesses qualities that businesses desire in members of the state’s highest courts,” ProgressPAC’s Chairman Mike Kemp said. “For this reason, ProgressPAC is proud to endorse Judge Thomas in the June 5 primary.”
Kemp said the PAC’s board of directors voted to endorse Thomas because of her commitment to rulings that align with Alabama law.
“The importance of electing judges who will rule according to the law cannot be understated,” Thomas said. “Given my experience as a judge at the state and local level, I believe I possess the knowledge, skills, and temperament necessary to continue serving the state of Alabama on an appellate bench.”
Thomas, a native of Cullman, Ala., was first elected to the Court of Civil Appeals in 2006 and reelected in 2012. After graduating from law school, she began practicing law in Cullman was soon elected as a district and juvenile court judge in Cullman County, a position she held for a decade.
She has also served as president of the Alabama Juvenile and Family Courts Judges Association from, was a Faculty member at the Alabama Judicial College, a member of Alabama’s Juvenile Code Revision Committee, the Judicial System Legislative Coordinating Council, the Standing Committee on Juvenile Procedure, and the Standing Committee on Rules of Conduct and Canons of Judicial Ethics.
Thomas faces Chad Hanson in the June 5 Republican primary.