Madison Co judges endorse a judicial candidate
The Huntsville Times reports: The Republican Madison County District Court Judge race heated up the generally quiet runoff campaign season after five sitting local judges offered a rare endorsement of a candidate, Huntsville attorney Chris Messervy.
Messervy's opponent, Huntsville attorney Linda Coats, was the top vote-getter in the March 13 primary, winning 48 percent of the vote.
Coats, 44, a veteran GOP official and volunteer, questioned the judges' endorsements and called them "divisive to the party" during a candidate forum Saturday at the Madison County Republican Men's Club breakfast. ...
It is rare for sitting judges to endorse candidates. Alabama's ethics rules for judges say they are allowed to engage in political campaigns, but only in judicial races. -- Read the whole story --> Madison County District Court judge race features rare endorsements by local sitting judges | al.com