Sunday, November 05, 2006

Alabama Kitchen Sink Endorses First Ever Candidate: Don Colee for Circuit Court, Place 16 in Birmingham

An old family friend needs your vote if you live in Birmingham, Alabama. Don Colee is running as a Democrat for the Circuit Court, Place 16 judgeship. Don’s opponent was appointed last year by Republican Governor Bob Riley to fill a vacancy and is running for the first time. I don’t know much about her, but she can’t top Don. Don’s been both a prosecutor and a defense attorney during a 30-year legal profession. A story in the Birmingham News details Don’s qualifications. He’s experienced in the courtroom trenches, ethical, honest, hardworking and the kind of person who should be in a position like this. I don’t know what else matters, but he is one of the most respected and talented attorneys in the state. Martindale-Hubbell, a guide that rates lawyers, gives him an AV—with the A being a very high to preeminent rating and the V being a very high ethical rating. This is the best you can be. He’s experienced in everything from capital cases to misdemeanors. I can’t think his opponent has the extent of experience that he does. I hope you’ll give him consideration.

4 comments:

Dirty Butter said...

I don't live in Birmingham any more, but I do appreciate this kind of endorsement, where you feel like it comes with no ulterior motive. So much that is said during political campaigns has to be taken with a grain of salt or completely ignored. I hope some folks from B'ham are reading your blog, and take your endorsement under advisement.

Sheila said...

Geez Rosemary, can't you move back for the day to vote for Don? I don't know about you, but I have had it with all the ads over the last week and just wanted to put in two cents for a good man. Don is a native of Birmingham and he and my husband went to high school. They were roommates at the University of Alabama, and when I married my husband after my freshman year, Don became my friend too. If I were ever in trouble with the law, he's the one I'd turn to. Plus, I know he's beholding only to his maker.

Dirty Butter said...

Sick of the ads? Boy, that's an understatement!!

Sheila said...

Won't it be nice this evening?