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Jerome Dees

Running for State Representative, 54th District
Election: June 5, 2018

For undergrad, I attended the University of Florida. My junior year, I participated in a Legislative Internship Program in the state capitol. There, I began to develop policy skills by analyzing bills ranging from fair banking regulations to educational lottery legislation review and presented proposals before the senate on enhanced hate crime protections. I then attended law school at the University of Alabama and was elected Associate Justice to the Honor Court, and President of the Alabama Law Democrats, and the Black Law Students’ Association. After law school, I joined the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office in the White Collar Crime/Public Corruption Unit and then as the attorney overseeing Jefferson County’s Drug Court Program. In the latter role, I developed a reputation for seeking rehabilitative justice and reducing recidivism. I now work as a civil rights and criminal defense attorney defending and representing individuals all over Alabama.