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The Associated Press reports, for the first time in history two of the top law enforcement positions in Alabama‘s largest county are held by Black people.

Black Democrat Mark Pettway was elected Jefferson County sheriff. He beat longtime Republican incumbent Mike Hale, who is white.

Voters also elected Black Democrat Danny Carr as district attorney. He defeated Republican Mike Anderton, who was appointed last year.

AP reports, the county has about 660,000 residents and is “almost evenly split racially.”

Pettway has spent more than 25 years in law enforcement and has spent almost 20 of those years with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

Carr is a longtime prosecutor who was working as chief assistant district attorney. He previously served as district attorney on an interim basis.

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4 thoughts on “Alabama’s Largest County Now Has A Black Sheriff And DA

  1. Obviously you don’t know either of these men nor the demographics of the county. Jefferson County is largely Black and Democratic. Both turned out to vote.

  2. I wonder if they will both just be “token NEGROES” or actually have some POWER????
    Has the State of Alabama finally dug it’s head out of its ASS???

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