Patricia Cobb Stewart has declared her intent to run for the position of Circuit Judge in the Republican primary election on Tuesday, March 5.
Stewart is a Scottsboro native who has over 30 years of experience practicing law in the area. After graduating from Scottsboro High School in 1981, she attended Northeast Alabama Community College and Auburn University.
In 1986, Stewart graduated from Auburn with an undergraduate degree in Accounting and, in 1989, she graduated from law school at the University of Alabama.
Stewart has been a prosecutor for 23 years for the city of Scottsboro, an assistant attorney general for the state of Alabama for 21 years, serving the Jackson County Department of Human Services and a private attorney for 30 years where she has tried numerous jury and bench trials including criminal, domestic and civil matters.
Stewart said she has been involved in the community all her life. She is a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church in Scottsboro where he helped to start the Children’s Place Daycare, serving as the treasurer of that committee.
She has served on numerous other committees at church, taught youth and children’s Sunday School classes, served as a youth leader, led several mission trips and organized and taught Vacation Bible School.
Stewart is a sustaining member of the Scottsboro Women’s League; a former girl scout troop leader where she served on the Girl Scout Board of Directors for Northeast Alabama.
Stewart is a past president of Jackson County Bar Association, Jackson County Auburn Club, Scottsboro Friends of the Library and Scottsboro Cheer Boosters.
She currently serves on the Scottsboro Board of Education as vice president and is a member of the Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce.
Stewart said her dedication to the people of Jackson County has prepared her to run for the position of Circuit Judge.
“My goal is to use my experience and dedication of the people of Jackson County in serving as its Circuit Judge,” said Stewart.
Stewart said she believes that with extensive time she has put into working for the citizens of Jackson County that she has obtained the skills necessary to take on the position of Circuit Judge.