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Forestry endorses Edwards for Court of Civil Appeals

The Alabama Forestry Association has endorsed Christy Edwards in her reelection bid for the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals. The primary election is March 5, 2024.

Edwards is the youngest female state-wide elected official and the youngest woman 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,” AFA CEO and President Chris Isaacson said. “It’s vital that we have judges that understand the issues faced in rural Alabama.” 

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A native of Selma, Edwards grew up on a small family farm, where she gained an appreciation for hard work and private property rights, her campaign says. 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. 

“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.”  

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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. 

The Alabama Forestry Association represents Alabama’s forestry community with membership that includes forest products manufacturers, landowners, loggers, wood dealers, foresters, consultants, and others involved in forestry.

AFA’s political arm, ForestPAC, is a mainstay in Alabama politics, promoting a slate of endorsements in the 2024 cycle. 

Grayson Everett is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @Grayson270

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