April 28, 2017
Chief Justice Lyn Stuart
Gov. Kay Ivey named Lyn Stuart chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court Wednesday following Roy Moore’s announcement that he is running for U.S. Senate.
Alabama Farmers Federation Executive Director Paul Pinyan expressed confidence in Stuart’s leadership.
“Chief Justice Stuart is an experienced and respected jurist,” Pinyan said. “She has shown wisdom, fairness and a deep respect for the rule of law. We congratulate her on this new role.”
Stuart had been serving as acting chief justice since May 2016. She is Alabama’s first Republican female chief justice.
A native of Atmore, Stuart earned a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University and a law degree from the University of Alabama. She served as a district judge, juvenile court judge and circuit court judge before being elected to the Alabama Supreme Court in 2000.
Stuart and her husband, George, have two sons, Tucker and Shepard; a daughter, Kelly; and two grandchildren. They are members of the First United Methodist Church of Bay Minette, where she serves as a member of the Church Council, sings in the choir and teaches an adult Sunday School class.