As a native of Jefferson County I want to raise my family here and live the rest of my life in my hometown.  Therefore I want to give back to my community  and make Jefferson County a better place for all its citizens. 

Honorable David Carpenter, Circuit Court, Jefferson County  

  • Protects victims of crime
  • Protects our constitutional rights 
  • Gives Veterans a second chance.  It’s the least we owe them; they have sacrificed so much for us.
  • Implements treatment courts to address the causes of crime and reduce recidivism.  

I am a native of Jefferson County, and an alumni of Shades Valley High School and the University of Alabama.  I practiced law for sixteen years representing parties in civil rights cases, criminal court, family court, and domestic relations court.  I am a father of three and a resident of Bessemer. 

I am the Senior Circuit Court Judge for the Criminal Division in Jefferson County where I preside over felony criminal jury trials.  When I ran for Judge in 2012 I did so on the promise that I would establish a Veterans Treatment Court and I would expand our other treatment court programs for nonviolent offenders.  I have kept those promises. 


Emory Anthony 

Gary Abbott 

Andrew Allen 

Melanie Allums 

Scott Allums 

Marcelyn Angwin 

Kathy Ann Alexis 

Bill Baxley 

Joe Basgier 

Brett Bloomston 

Adrienne Bogan 

Elizabeth Bone 

Stan Brobston 

Scott Brower 

Robin Burrell 

Tonya Burleson 

Brian Cash 

Perryn Carroll 

Pooja Chawla 

Bill Clark 

Hon. UW Clemon 

Don Colee 

Roy Dancybey 

Ron Davidson 

Christopher Davis 

J. Mason Davis 

Ruby Davis 

Bill Dawson 

Doug Dellaccio 

April Hare DeLuca 

Thomas Diasio

Joel Dillard 

Ginnett Dow 

Richard Dow 

Jack Drake 

Jessica Kirk Drennan 

AshLeigh Dunham 

Jim Esdale 

Danny Evans 

Roderick Evans 

Maston Evans 

Scott Fuqua 

Floyd Gaines 

Brett Gray 

Erica Gray 

Michael Hammick 

Hon. Jim Hard 

Anna Hart 

Marshell Jackson Hatcher 

Stephanie Hunter 

Billy Jewell 

Marcus Jones, III 

Courtney French 

Charlie Gorham

 E. Stewart Hall 

Cliff Hardy 

Jeff Huseman 

Richard Jaffe 

Raymond Johnson 

Stephen Jones 

Richard Izzy 

Chervis Isom

Perry Jackson 

Hon. Pete Johnson 

James Kendrick 

Kay Laumer 

Lindsey Meadows 

Alaric May 

Ed May 

Ed May, II 

Richard Mauk 

Betty Middlebrooks

Ken Moore 

F. Wilson Myers 

Dennis Pantazis 

Alexandria Parrish 

Martha Jane Patton 

Hon. Caryl Privett 

Brett Pouncy 

Erskin Mathis 

Cellie Miller 

Paula Lampkin 

Sunny Lippert 

Arthur Shores Lee 

Hon. Helen Shores Lee 

David Lee 

Edward Merrell 

Hon. Tommy Nail 

Ed Odum 

Albert Osorio 

Philip Petersen 

Stephen Porterfield 

Duff Quenelle

Victor Revelle 

Ed Reynolds 

Scott Roebuck 

Freddy Rubio 

Charles Salvagio 

James Sears 

Kathy Long Skipper 

T. Shane Smith 

James Stewart 

Maury Shevin 

David Simpson 

Byron Bart Slawson 

Tommy Spina 

Carol Ann Smith 

Richard Storm 

Sandra Storm 

Jim Sturdivant 

Matt Swerdling 

JD Terry 

Jon Terry 

Thomas Thrash 

Tommy Tucker 

Ed Tumlin 

Hon. Scott Vowell 

Everett Wess 

Charlie Waldrep 

Barry Walker 

Kitt Walker 

Jimmy Walsh 

Leila Watson 

Martin Weinberg

  • 20+ years Lawyer and Judge
  • Canterbury United Methodist Church
  • United Fellowship Breakfast Forum
  • Husband, Father of three
  • Home in Bessemer
  • Shades Valley High School 
  • University of Alabama
  • Eagle Scout 
  • Youth Sports Coach