Martin Weinberg has been a good friend of mine for quite some time. Almost as long as I've been blogging here at Daily Kos.
You might know him better by his Daily Kos user handle alpolitics. And he is running for a Judge seat in Alabama.
A little background from Martin's campaign website . . .
Martin has been a practicing attorney in the State of Alabama since 2004. He primarily represents clients, most of whom are lower income individuals, in criminal defense matters, civil rights and personal injury litigation as well as social security disability claims.Martin has been endorsed by the United Mine Workers and other community activists and reputable attorneys.
He practices in Municipal, State and Federal Courts throughout the State of Alabama. Martin has also represented governmental agencies, small businesses, and non-profit corporations.
Back when Martin and I were both posting at his old website (no longer online) ProgressiveElectorate.com we worked our tails off fundraising for solid Progressives and covering other news through the 2010 election cycle. Things didn't go well for Democrats that year, but it taught me a valuable lesson about being engaged and active in the political sphere, lessons I have not forgotten.
There is very little to be found in the news on this obscure local Alabama Judge race. Very few hyper-local elections get any coverage at all but I thought this one deserved a little, since Martin Weinberg is an outstanding candidate for this position as well as a long standing member of the Daily Kos community who has contributed a lot to progressive causes over the years.
Slightly more below the fold . . .
An very good point made by Nebraska68847Dem in the comments . . .
It's a blue part of Alabama.To learn more about Martin Weinberg I'd strongly suggest you check out his body of work here at Daily Kos under his screen-name alpolitics, or you can check out his campaign website at http://supportmartin.com/
Obama carried it 52.6 to 46.6%.
This is a very winnable seat for Weinberg.
Having known Martin for years I can attest that he is an level headed, open minded person who believes in equality and opportunity for all. If you live in Birmingham I'd strongly encourage you to vote for him to serve as a Judge in the Jefferson County Circuit Court, Criminal Division, Place 3.
But if you'd like to chip in a few bucks to help his campaign, you can go to his paypal listed below
Peace and love to one and all, and best of luck to you, Martin . . .