Sunday, Shelby County attorney Jeff Brumlow announced that he has qualified with the Alabama GOP for the Circuit Court Judge of Shelby County seat vacated by Judge Corey Moore at the end of his term.
Brumlow said that he holds Judge Moore in high regard.
“Judge Moore’s decision in late December that he would not seek another term left many of us who know him saddened,” Brumlow said. “Judge Moore is not only a good man and lawyer but also a conscientious judge who serves Shelby County well. Even before he took the bench, he was a friend and a mentor, not just to me but to numerous members of the bar and the community. He is leaving incredibly big shoes to fill and will be greatly missed on the bench.
“After prayerful consideration and conversations with my family, friends, and colleagues in Shelby County, I believe I can accomplish more for our county in the circuit court."
Brumlow had previously announced his intention to run for the district court seat held by retiring Judge Jim Kramer.
Brumlow has been a state court trial lawyer and general counsel for 24 years. He has been the prosecutor for the City of Alabaster since 2004 and city attorney since 2008.
County attorney Frank C. “Butch” Ellis shared his enthusiasm for Brumlow’s candidacy.
“I’ve worked alongside Jeff on some very complex situations involving Shelby County and Alabaster,” Ellis said. “He impressed me with his legal ability and thoughtfulness. He would make a great judge for the people of Shelby County.”
Brumlow is an ordained ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church in America. He participates in local missions through his church, and international short-term missions through Mission to the World (MTW), having been to England and Costa Rica numerous times. He and his wife are members at Faith Presbyterian Church, PCA. He often donates legal time to represent veterans and provide assistance to homeless men and women in minor scrapes with the law.
“I’ve known Jeff Brumlow as a good friend for over 35 years,” said Scott Dawson, a nationally recognized Baptist evangelist. “He was my youth minister when I was called into the ministry. In those years he has not wavered in his commitment to the community and doing what is right for people.”
Brumlow is a life-long Republican and is a Republican candidate for the seat.
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