Greetings!

At the January 'Judicial Candidates Meet and Greet ' Breakfast, COAL emphasized the importance of the 'down ballot' judicial races, how the judiciary affects every aspect of our lives, the central role judges play in the pursuit of justice for all, and that a judiciary reflecting the diversity of the citizenry is a key component of this noble pursuit.

If you agree, then your vote for judges running in the March 20th Gubernatorial Primary Election matters .
To assist you. COAL committed to an issue of COAL News featuring judicial candidates, in attendance, who sent us their Bio and a picture. Following are some ( see note below ) of the judicial candidates that attended the January (and other recent) Breakfasts.

Please remember: Voting is our Voice .

Clarence Wood . Chairman and Craig Wimberly , President & Chair of Public Policy
On behalf of the COAL Board of Directors

  "The time to work seriously and collectively, to improve the state of our Community, is upon us..."  
Let's Get to Work.
County-wide (Vacancy of Brewer)
Honorable Oran F. Whiting
PUNCH #121
County-wide (Vacancy of Clay)
Attorney Jonathan Clark Green
PUNCH #127
County-wide (Vacancy of Clay)
Attorney Lori Ann Roper
PUNCH #129

County-wide (Vacancy of Flanagan)
Honorable Preston Jones Jr.
PUNCH #136

County-wide (Vacancy of Hartigan)
Attorney Keith L. Spence
PUNCH #140
County-wide (Vacancy of Jordan)
Honorable Clare Joyce Quish
PUNCH #141
County-wide (Vacancy of Jordan)
Attorney Patrick D. John
PUNCH #143
County-wide (Prendergast Rooney )
Attorney Mabel Taylor
PUNCH #148
Judicial Candidate 1ST Sub-Circuit
Honorable Litricia Payne
PUNCH #151
Judicial Candidate 2ND Sub-Circuit
Honorable Frederick Bates
PUNCH #152
Judicial Candidate 2ND Sub-Circuit
Honorable Adrienne E. Davis
PUNCH #154
Judicial Candidate 2ND Sub-Circuit
Attorney William Laws
PUNCH #153
Judicial Candidate 2ND Sub-Circuit
Honorable Toya T. Harvey
PUNCH #155
Judicial Candidate 2ND Sub-Circuit
Honorable Travis Richardson
PUNCH #157
Judicial Candidate 2ND Sub-Circuit
Attorney Iesha Gray
PUNCH #158
Judicial Candidate 2ND Sub-Circuit
Honorable Debra Seaton
PUNCH #159
Judicial Candidate 2ND Sub-Circuit
Attorney Sheree Henry
PUNCH #160

Judicial Candidate 2ND Sub-Circuit
Attorney Devlin Schoop
PUNCH #162
Judicial Candidate 5TH Sub-Circui t
Honorable H Yvonne Coleman
PUNCH #152

Judicial Candidate 5TH Sub-Circuit
Honorable Marian Emily Perkins
PUNCH #155
Judicial Candidate 5TH Sub-Circui t
Honorable Robert Harris
PUNCH #158
Judicial Candidate 5TH Sub-Circuit
Attorney Shay Tyrone Allen
PUNCH #159
Judicial Candidate 8TH Sub-Circuit
Honorable Robin Shoffner
PUNCH #154
Judicial Candidate 10TH Sub-Circui t
Attorney Gwyn E. Ward Brown
PUNCH #152
Note : If other attendees at the Judicial Candidates Meet & Greet would like to forward their information, we may re-issue this list.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
The Coalition of African American Leaders believes that it is important to examine the critical issues confronting the African American community where injustice, inequality and the absence of access and opportunity continue to prevail, thereby negatively impacting us as a people. COAL is an assemblage that advocates and organizes for appropriate and responsible public policy change, system behavior change and equality of opportunity. We aim to achieve for all of our people the fullness of the life experience without any form of racism or exclusion as a deterrent. We believe we must prepare ourselves for the opportunity of this full participation, thereby achieving the necessary education and training to participate.