The place was previously held by the beloved Judge Hewitt Conwill who will be retiring.
“I am a Christian, a family man, lawyer and a former judge. I am not a politician. As a judge I learned how to manage a court room scheduling cases to move a docket. As a judge I had to make decisions that followed the facts and followed the law,” states Bahakel’s campaign website.
Bahakel believes he has demonstrated a strong work ethic in both his private practice and in his service to the people of Alabama as a Judge. He was admitted to the Bar in 1981 and served the citizens of Alabama for six years as a Judge. He graduated from the University of Alabama and obtained his law degree at Cumberland School of Law.
Bahakel said in a press release that he is committed to serving the State of Alabama and Shelby County, that he understands the importance of providing judgements on suspects day in court as quickly as possible, that he listens to the facts and followed the law and does not believe in legislating from the bench. He is not accepting campaign contributions at this time.
Bahakel raised twi daughters, including one with special needs. He and his family live in Pelham Ala.
Watch Bahakel’s campaign video below: