Charlie Graddick Is BACK In Service Statewide And Letting Everyone Know HE IS BACKRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Sep 07 2019 12:22 AM
HISTORY: Alabama Governor Kay Ivey appointed retired Mobile County Circuit Court Judge as Director of Alabama Board of Pardons and Parole.
Some history concerning Charlie Graddick.
Coming from Mobile County Alabama Charlie Graddick was Alabama Attorney General. Graddick was a viscous and aggressive Attorney General. He was a very lock them up and throw away the key on everything. Graddick served as Attorney General from 1979 until 1987.
Coming from Houston County Alabama Bill Baxley went from District Attorney of the 20th Judicial Circuit, Houston and Henry County, to serve eight years as Alabama Attorney General, 1971 - 1979.
The top elected positions in state government can not serve more than 8 consecutive years.
After Bill Baxley served 8 years as Attorney General - Baxley ran for and was elected as Alabama's Lieutenant Governor. Baxley served from 1983 to 1987 as Lieutenant Governor.
Bill Baxley and Charlie Graddick were both Democrats. Both served under Alabama Governor George Wallace who was also a Democrat.
Alabama Governor George Wallace announced he was retiring forever.
Lt. Governor Bill Baxley and Attorney General Charlie Graddick could not seek re-election as Attorney General and Lieutenant Governor.
Both seasoned prosecutors squared off against each other for the next Alabama Governor.
A completely unknown Primitive Baptist Preacher by the name of Guy Hunt qualified to seek election as Alabama Governor as a Republican. Not one single person thought Guy Hunt stood a single chance at all in becoming Governor of Alabama.
You would have thought that Baxley and Graddick were fighting in the courtroom, boxing ring, fist fighting on the street during the campaign. It was unlike anything ever seen as they two fought worse then cats and dogs.
The 1986 Alabama Democratic primary for governor featured Attorney General Graddick in a heated runoff with then Lieutenant Governor Bill Baxley. Graddick won by a almost ten thousand votes, but the state Democratic party ruled that he had violated a party rule by encouraging Republicans to vote in the Democratic primary. The court later instructed the Democratic Party either to hold another election or determine whether the crossover votes affected the outcome of the election. After a Party meeting the Party nominated Baxley.
Like Texas, Georgia, and Arkansas, Alabama does not register voters by party. At that time, the Democratic party had never enforced such a rule in any election because Alabama was a one-party state. Many Alabama voters opposed the democratic party hierarchy action and therefore voted in protest against Baxley and for H. Guy Hunt, the Republican nominee. Though he was previously considered a token candidate, Hunt won easily and became the first Alabama Republican governor since Reconstruction.
Hunt's election surprised many, since no living person had witnessed a Republican winning the election for governor of Alabama. The media had paid little attention to the Republican gubernatorial primaries, fully expecting that the GOP nominee would be the next loser in the general election.
After the campaign for governor in 1986, Graddick established a statewide law practice. At the request of Governor Hunt in 1991 filled an unexpired one year term as district attorney for Montgomery County. He returned to private practice in 1992. Subsequently, Republican Governor Bob Riley appointed Graddick to fill the post left vacant when Judge William McDermott of the 13th Judicial Circuit Court died in office in May 2004. Graddick was elected in January 2005 to serve a six-year term in the same post. He was selected by his fellow circuit judges to serve as the presiding judge of the 13th Judicial Circuit until his retirement in 2017.
The 1986 election is what resulted in my theory, you do not stand a chance whatsoever unless your hat is thrown into the ring. Because there was absolutely no way a Republican Primitive Baptist Preacher, who was unknown, would ever win in a state where you had to run as a Democrat.
In 2011, Graddick declared his candidacy for Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, in the Republican primary held on March 13, 2012. Graddick opposed current chief justice, Charles "Chuck" Malone, and former Chief Justice Roy Moore. Both Graddick and Malone had lobbied Governor Robert J. Bentley for his appointment to replace then Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb, who stepped down before her term expired.
Roy Moore held the chief justiceship from 2001 to 2003, when he was removed from office over the Ten Commandments dispute which received national attention. In a bid to return to his former position, in spite of all the pre-election day polls showing Graddick leading, Moore won nearly 51 percent of the ballots in the 2012 primary, having defeated both Malone and Graddick. Moore faced the Democrat Harry Lyon in the general election scheduled for November 6, 2012, only to be kicked off the ballot by the Democratic Party to be replaced by their hand-picked nominee, Robert Vance. Moore won the seat in the general election.
Alabama's Republican Governor Kay Ivey recently appointed Charlie Graddick as Chairman of the Alabama Parole and Probation Board. And he is still the same Charlie Graddick as when he was Alabama Attorney General and a state wide candidate in 1987 for Alabama Governor, aggressive.
Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles cancels 100 hearings over ‘hot mess’
MONTGOMERY: The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles has canceled over 100 hearings set for next week because of what the new director is calling a “hot mess.”
ABPP Director Charlie Graddick took office on September 1, and yesterday announced that he placed his predecessor and two other agency officials on mandatory leave pending disciplinary hearings regarding their job performance. A press release from Graddick’s office said the decision was based on a “pending investigation into allegations of malfeasance."