Donna Wesson Smalley has practiced law in state courts across Alabama – as well as in federal courts – for nearly 40 years. As a seasoned mediator and experienced trial lawyer, her broad range of experience will make Smalley an asset for the Court. 

Alabama has suffered from lack of good honest leadership.  In the last few years, all three branches of state government have been removed for unethical or illegal acts.  Smalley is running to give voters who want better for Alabama a good choice. She is the perfect combination of experience in the law and lack of taint from years in Montgomery.  Her opponent is only 42, and has limited legal background having worked mostly in lobbying and governmental affairs for a large defense firm.  

Smalley has stated that political views have no place on our Court.  She does believe, however, that diversity is important as varying viewpoints should be at the table when major decisions are being made.  Currently, there are 9 Republicans on the Alabama Supreme Court- and thus not a lot of diversity of thought. Balance is necessary for reasonable decisions.  

Smalley’s opponent has raised over $600,000- most of it from member businesses (large corporations)of the Business Council of Alabama.  This group has been implicated in the scandal that lead to criminal convictions of some of Alabama’s highest legislative officials.  As recently as last week (June 18-2, 2018) three of their largest members resigned in protest of the groups leadership continuing to go down the same corrupt road that lead to the loss of the public’s trust in the group.  Those resignations were by Regions Bank, Alabama Power and Blue Cross Blue Shield!  This should make every voter question how the candidate supported so heavily by the BCA leadership could be impartial in cases that come before the court involving those large business donors.  

Smalley is running a grass roots campaign and is part of a great slate of candidates including Walt Maddox, mayor of Tuscaloosa, who is running for Governor.  Judge Bob Vance Jr. (Husband of Joyce Vance political commentator) and circuit Judge in Birmingham is running for Chief Justice.  The rest of the slate is equally impressive!  Please help get Smalley elected.  Every donation counts. 

One last thing: Smalley is a proud graduate of Emerge Alabama- and one of the many Emerge trained Democratic women running in Alabama in November.  Thank you for your support.


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    “Having known Donna Smalley for over 40 years, I can think of no one who is more qualified for this judicial position. She is wise,considerate, and best of all, full of integrity!”

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    “Donna Smalley will bring integrity and a fundamental sense of justice to the bench. She will serve Alabamians well with fairness, intelligence and compassion.”

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    “Donna Smalley will be a breath of fresh air in the political arena. She is a true leader who will provide justice for ALL!”

  • endorsed

    “Ms Smalley-Wesson is a person of integrity, compassion, a fair-minded, progressive member of our legal community who will seek and demand justice for all.”

  • endorsed

    “Smalley is bright, articulate, experienced and caring. A perspicacious thinker, she will bring thoughtful clear direction to the Court. Five stars indeed.”

June 23, 2018

Campaign Update

The campaign is in full swing!  Every donation helps.  Thank you for all you do to help us.  Watch the video below- and share with friends.

May 14, 2018

Weekly financial reports now due

From now until the primary we must submit weekly financial reports.  So far, we have raised about $9,000 from this site and direct donations.  THANK YOU!  But we need to raise a lot more green to produce the blue wave in November!  Please make a contribution today! 

March 10, 2018

Campaign is picking up steam.

Today, I am in Candidate training in Birmingham- and I am so inspired by all the wonderful Democrats running for office this year.  We can do this! Please share this fundraising link with everyone you know!  

March 10, 2018

Campaign is picking up steam.

Today, I am in Candidate training in Birmingham- and I am so inspired by all the wonderful Democrats running for office this year.  We can do this! Please share this fundraising link with everyone you know!  

February 27, 2018

FIRST REPORTS DUE FRIDAY

Okay guys- the first financial Report is due on Friday.  I really want to get this total up to at least $2,500 by then!  If you have meant to donate but not done so, please take a few minutes to make a small donation.  Thank you for your investment in me. 

February 20, 2018

First donations kick off campaign!

Thank you to everyone who has donated and who has shared this post.  Remember, the amount is not as important as the number of supporters who are committed enough to make a donation.   Let’s do this! 

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