By B.A. Little
Southern Torch Media Staff
Brent Benson has qualified to run as a Republican for Jackson County Circuit Court Judge.
He moved home to Jackson County in December 2009 to serve as an Assistant District Attorney and to work for the people and the community. He has held the position since that time and currently is the Senior Assistant District Attorney.
Benson grew up in the Aspel Community of Jackson County and graduated Scottsboro High School in 2000. He attended Northeast Alabama Community College and then The University of Alabama, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Science in Management in 2004.
After graduation, he enrolled in the University of Tennessee College Of Law and graduated in 2007. In July 2007, Benson took and passed both the Alabama and Tennessee bar exams in the same week.
Benson said “I chose to run for Circuit Judge because I see it as a way to continue my service to the citizens of Jackson County. I believe that as your Circuit Judge, I can make a large, positive impact on the everyday lives of the people of Jackson County.”
Others who have qualified:
Jeff Arnold, Revenue Commissioner
Mark Guffey, Place 3 County Commission
Kevin Dukes, Superintendent of Education
The deadline to qualify with a major party will be November 8.
Alabama’s Primary Election will be Tuesday, March 3, 2020.