“I’m proud to announce my candidacy for the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals. Having served as a Circuit Court Judge in the Jefferson County Criminal Division for over 11 years, I have the judicial experience needed to serve on the Alabama appellate courts. I understand that a judge’s job is to interpret the law, not create new law. As I have always done while serving as a Circuit Court Judge, as an appellate court judge I will strictly interpret the Constitution and be fair to all parties. I look forward to meeting the citizens of Alabama during the next year so that they can learn more about me personally and about my qualifications.” – Judge Bill Cole