Meet Christy Edwards

Running for Court of Civil Appeals


Judge Christy Edwards, a Republican, is seeking a seat on the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals being vacated by retiring Judge Craig Pittman.

Edwards is a Judge on the Alabama Tax Court and has served the people of the state in various legal positions within the Alabama Revenue Department including Assistant Attorney General.

“I have the education and experience needed to serve as a Court of Civil Appeals judge,” Edwards said. “I pledge to apply the laws as written in a clear and consistent manner so that the people and businesses of this state understand their rights and obligations.”

A Selma native, Christy (Olinger) Edwards received her juris doctorate from Faulkner University’s Jones School of Law. She also holds an LL.M. from the University of Alabama School of Law – a focus on the complex and often confusing tax laws of our state. She is an award winning writer and orator, and has been published in national journals regarding state and local tax. Edwards wants to bring her knowledge of tax laws to bear on the appeals process.

“Everyone has to pay taxes – businesses, business owners, consumers and regular people,” Edwards said. “The businesses and the people of this state need a judge who will oversee the tax laws and protect the taxpayers according to all the laws overseen by this court. I will do that.”

Edwards lives in Montgomery with her Husband, Boyd. They have one son and are members of ChristChurch.