Lori Frasure (R)

Shelby County District Court Judge, Place No. 1

Name: Lori Frasure

Date of birth: Dec. 23, 1972; age 43

Residence: Calera

Political experience: None

Professional experience: Private practice, 2003-present. Civic experience: None provided. Education: Cumberland School of Law, juris doctorate, 2003; University of Great Falls, master’s in human services, 1999; Western Carolina University, bachelor’s, 1995.

James R. “Jim” Kramer (R)

Shelby County District Court Judge, Place No. 1

Name: James R. “Jim” Kramer

Date of birth: Nov. 12, 1959; age 56

Residence: Alabaster

Political experience: Won election to the district court in 2004 and 2010; ran unsuccessfully for Alabaster mayor, 2000, and Alabaster City Council, 1992. Professional experience:  Shelby County District Court judge, 2004-present; president, Alabama Juvenile Judge’s Association, 2007-2008; child support referee for Shelby County, 2000-2005; contract attorney and guardian ad litem for the Juvenile Court of Shelby County, 1984-2005; prosecutor, city of Calera, 1992-2005; part-time municipal judge, city of Alabaster, 1999-2004; member and past president, Shelby County Bar Association;  member, Alabama Bar Association; member, National Association of Juvenile and Family Court Judges; member, National Association of Drug Court Professionals; member, state Joint Committee of Juvenile Judges and Probate Judges; past member, state Committee to Expedite Appeals in Juvenile Court Cases. Civic experience: Member, Buck Creek Masonic Lodge; member, Scottish Rite; past member, The Shriners; member and two-time trustee, First Baptist Church of Alabaster; chairman, county Children’s Policy Council; chairman,  Shelby County Drug-Free Coalition.