Roderick “Rod” Evans (D)

Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge, Place 25

Roderick “Rod” Evans

Date of birth: Aug. 10, 1985; age 30

Residence: Bessemer

Political experience: None

Professional experience: Associate attorney, Paden & Paden P.C., 2010-present; clerk, Davenport, Lavetter & Cleckler P.C., 2009-2010; clerk, 10th Judicial Circuit for Judge Caryl P. Privett, 2009; assistant & volunteer coordinator, Alabama Center for Law & Civic Education Project, 2007-2008. Civic experience: Member, Bessemer Chamber of Commerce board, 2013-present; treasurer, Bessemer Area YMCA board, 2014-present; LECP project assistant/volunteer coordinator, Alabama Center for Law and Civic Education, 2007-2008; member, volunteer, worship leader and small group leader, Mountaintop Community Church, 2009-present; member and speaker  Regional Leadership Institute Inc.

Education: Cumberland School of Law, juris doctorate, 2010; Samford University, bachelor’s in political science, 2007. Top contributors: Paden & Paden P.C., $1,500; Starnes Davis Florie LLP, $1,000; H. Wheeler, $1,000; Robert B. Pace, $500; Patricia Murray, $500

Qualifications: Evans said he believes it is important for people to have a fair chance when they enter the courtroom. He has pursued cases in municipal, probate, district, circuit and appellate state courts and in federal courts and said that experience, along with his work in the community, give him a fresh and dynamic perspective for the bench.

Reginald L. Jeter (D)

Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge, Place 25

Reginald Jeter

Date of birth: May 30, 1978; age 37

Residence: Hoover

Political experience: None

Professional experience: Trial attorney, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co., 2014-present; partner and attorney, Haskell Slaughter Young & Rediker, 2004-2014;  clerk, Jefferson County District’s Attorney Office, Bessemer Division, 2003-2004. Civic experience: Board member, Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority, 2013-present; board member, Hoover Chamber of Commerce, 2008-present; junior board member, Alabama/Gulf Coast Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 2006-2008; award recipient, Birmingham Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 award, 2014; award recipient, “Birmingham’s Finest,” Alabama Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation,2012. Education: University of Alabama, juris doctorate, 2004; UAB, M.B.A., 2009; Samford University, bachelor’s, 2001. Top contributors: Self, loan, $4,384.21; Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, $2,000; Ifediba Law Group LLC, $1,500. *This information has been corrected from the original version.

Yusuf (Jeffery Hood) Olufemi (D)

Circuit Court – 10th Judicial Circuit Bessemer Division, Place 25

Yusuf (Jeffery Hood) Olufemi

Date of birth: August 1952; age 64

Residence: Bessemer

Political experience: None

Professional experience: Owner and founder, The Law Center for Civil and Criminal Justice, 1990-present; U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama, 1992; firm of Newton and May, 1990; U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 1988; Birmingham Area Legal Services, 1986-1987. Civic experience: Mentor, Big Brother program; member, St. Peter’s the Apostle Catholic Church; member, NAACP; member, Bessemer Chamber of Commerce; member, National and Local Alabama A&M University Alumni Chapter; member, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. Education: Miles Law School, juris doctorate summa cum laude, 1988; Alabama A&M, master’s of science; University of Alabama at Huntsville, bachelor’s of science; Alabama A&M University, bachelor’s of science. Top contributors: Nailah Olufemi, $2620; Ronald Meredith, $1,500; Cassandra Kelker, $800; Nailah Olufemi, $620; David Herring, $500; Edward May, $500.

Aaron L. Dettling (R)

Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge, Place 25

Aaron Dettling

Date of birth: Feb. 15, 1973; age 43

Residence: Hoover

Political experience: None

Professional experience: Solo practitioner at Aaron L. Dettling L.L.C., 2014-present; associate (2002-2005) and partner (2006-2014), Balch & Bingham, L.L.P.; associate, Hand Arendall, L.L.C., 1999-2002; law clerk for U.S. District Judge W. B. Hand of the Southern District of Alabama, 1997-1999 . Civic experience: Member, The Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies; member, Auburn University Montgomery Center for Business advisory board, the Center for Corporate Equality Technical Advisory Committee, the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce and Faith Presbyterian Church. Education: Washington & Lee University School of Law, juris doctorate, 1997; Vanderbilt University, bachelor’s, 1994; graduate, Escambia Academy, 1990. Top contributors: Self, loan, $4,500; self, donation, $3,400; Infomedia, Inc., $2,500; Charles R. Dettling, $1,000; Harry Risher, $500; American Printing Co., $425.

John Tindle (R)

Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge, Place 25

John Tindle

Date of birth: March 17, 1962; age 53

Residence: Hueytown

Political experience: Ran for District Attorney’s Office, Bessemer Division, 2001. Professional experience: Private law practice, 1990-present; active U.S. Army Reserve 170th Jag Unit, 1988-1991; bailiff with Circuit Criminal Court in Birmingham, 1985-1989; U.S. Military Intelligence, 1980-1984. Civic experience: Member, American Legion; member, board of directors, Alabama Abuse Counseling Center. Education: Birmingham School of Law, juris doctorate, 1990; UAB, bachelor’s, 1985; University of Maryland, associate’s degree, 1984; attended Alabama School of Law Enforcement Academy, 1987-1989; Oak Grove High School graduate, 1980. Top contributors: Self, loan, $1,500; Iron Workers Local NO 92 P.A.L., $400; Charles Salvagio, $200; Charles R. Miller, $200.