MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – History was made in Marshall County when voters elected the first female district attorney during the general election.
Jennifer Bray was sworn in Friday to replace former district attorney Everette Johnson, who did not seek re-election after five years on the job.
Bray told News 19 the position of district attorney in Marshall County was made for him after serving 27.th justice department for seven years after being hired by Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall when he served as Marshall County’s district attorney in 2014.
“We are blessed to have district attorneys before me. Everette Johnson who just retired and Steve Marshall,” said Bray. “I know I won’t be able to fill their shoes, but I hope I can build on the legacy they left. ”
Bray ran unopposed as the Republican candidate in the 2022 primary election.
“I feel very honored to join the ranks of other women leaders who have come before me, but I think more than any other four I am honored to be the person for the job based on my ability,” he said.
Bray said she is proud to be a part of history in Marshal County as well as a role model for her young daughter.
“I always taught him that you can do anything, and that your gender is not a barrier for you and hopefully that just reiterated that idea and made him a believer in that. ,” he said.
Bray has prosecuted some difficult cases in 27th judicial department for the past seven years, but he said he understands it will be tougher from here.
Bray graduated from the University of Alabama in 2010 and attended the Cumberland School of Law.
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