A Message From Beth
I entered the race for Place One on the
Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals back in
April, November 4th
seemed so far away.
Now, almost seven
months, one Primary election, and one Runoff
election later, it’s just days away.
I am humbly asking
for your support and your vote in the November
I made the decision to run for the Court of
Criminal Appeals because I believe that Alabama
citizens deserve to have qualified and experienced
judges on the appellate courts.
I have 24 years of legal experience,
covering virtually every area of the law.
However, I believe that my background in
criminal and appellate law makes me particularly
well-suited for service on the Court of Criminal
an Assistant Attorney General assigned to the
Criminal Appeals division, I represented the State
of Alabama before the Court of Criminal Appeals
and the Alabama Supreme Court.
private practice, I represented individuals in
both civil and criminal cases in state and federal
courts, as well as assisting in the defense of the
State of Alabama in various federal lawsuits.
Additionally, I have
served as a Senior Staff Attorney for the Court of
Criminal Appeals and the Alabama Supreme Court,
working with judges on a day-to-day basis as they
strive to apply the law fairly and impartially in
every case before them I am the only candidate in
the race for Place 1 who has worked as a
prosecutor, as a defense counsel, and who has
assisted appellate judges in writing appellate
decisions – the very job I would perform if
elected to the Court of Criminal Appeals.
Place One – the seat I
am seeking – is currently
held by Judge H.W.
“Bucky” McMillan, who is retiring after 24 years
of service to the people of Alabama.
Given the loss of
Judge McMillan’s years of judicial experience, it
is particularly important to elect an individual
who will be ready for the job from day one.
Because I have had
experience in every aspect of criminal law, no
on-the-job training will be required.
past several weeks, I had the honor to participate
in the Hometown Connection Bus Tour, where I had
the opportunity to visit each of Alabama’s 67
counties and some 106 hometowns.
I got to meet many
wonderful people and tell them about my
More importantly, I
had an opportunity to
hear their concerns about our Court system.
Too many times,
candidates limit themselves to 30-second
advertisements on television or radio, depriving
voters of the right to put a face with a name.
candidates limit their appearances to big cities
like Birmingham, Mobile, or Montgomery.
Because I grew up in a
small town, I felt it particularly important to
visit smaller towns – where most Alabamians live.
The beauty of our
democracy is that one vote counts exactly the same
– whether it comes from a voter in Andalusia,
Cullman, Birmingham, or one of the numerous other
hometowns in Alabama
– and I need every one
of your votes.
you’ll take the opportunity to fully explore my
You’ll find links to a
number of newspaper articles about my campaign.
I’ve also been honored
to receive the endorsement of several newspapers
and other organizations.
You’ll find these on
my website, as well.
remember to get out and vote on November 4th.
The polls open at 7:00
a.m. and will close at 7:00 p.m.
for your support and prayers.
They’ve meant so much
for by Beth Kellum Campaign/P.O. Box 6181/Montgomery, Al. 36106