Kelli Wise

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Kelli Wise
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Court Information:
Alabama Supreme Court
Title:   Justice
Salary:  $160-200k
Service:
Selection:   Elected
Active:   2011-2016
Preceded by:   Patricia Smith
Past post:   Chief Judge, Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals
Past term:   2001-2010
Personal History
Born:   1962
Party:   Republican
Undergraduate:   Auburn University, 1985
Law School:   Jones School of Law, 1994
Grad. School:   Auburn University - Montgomery, 2000

Alisa Kelli Wise is an associate justice on the Alabama Supreme Court. She was first elected to the court is the state's partisan elections, and is one of nine Republicans on the nine member court. Her first six-year term on the court began in 2010. Her current term expires in 2016.[1]

Education

Wise received a B. S. in Biology in 1985 from Auburn University. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Jones School of Law in 1994. She then earned a masters in Public Administration from Auburn University in Montgomery in 2000.[1]

Career

Upon completion of her undergraduate degree, Wise worked with Proctor and Gamble for several years.[2] After graduation from law school, Wise worked for Governor James's Legislative Office. She also served as legal counsel for ProStaff HRM, Inc. and did occasional work for the law firms of John Taber & Associates and Pittman, Pittman, Carwie & Fuquay. Wise then served as a staff attorney to Justice Jean Brown on the Alabama Supreme Court. Wise was elected to the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals in 2000, becoming the youngest woman to serve on the Alabama Appellate Courts. Wise was re-elected in 2006 and then became Presiding Judge of the Court of Criminal Appeals in 2008. Wise was elected to the Alabama Supreme Court in 2010.[1]

Awards and associations

Awards

  • National Young Republican Award, 1999

Associations

  • Member, Alabama State Bar
  • Member, Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Member, Envision 2020 Riverfront Development Task Force
  • Member, Family Sunshine Center Associate Board
  • Member, Montgomery Junior League
  • Member, St. James United Methodist Church Staff/Parish Relations
  • Member, Women in Missions Board of Directors
  • Member, Camellia Garden Club
  • Member, Max Federal Credit Union Board of Directors
  • Member, Federalist Society
  • Member, State Bar Criminal Law Section Task Force
  • Member, Advisory Board of AUM's School of Public Administration
  • Member, Leadership Council of the Stennis Center for Public Service
  • Former President, Capital City Republican Women
  • Former Ambassador, Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Advisory Committee on Criminal Procedure
  • Member, Distinguished Young Women of Alabama
  • Member, Alabama Wildlife Federation
  • Member, Montgomery Symphony League[1]

Elections

2010 Election

Alabama Supreme Court, Associate Justice
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Kelli Wise (R) Green check mark transparent.png 912,463 62.9%
Rhonda Chambers (D) 537,670 37%
  • Click here for 2010 General Election Results from the Alabama Secretary of State.

2010 Supreme Court bid

Main article: Alabama judicial elections, 2010

Judge Wise was elected for the seat on the Alabama Supreme Court that was vacated by Patricia Smith in 2010.[3][4][5] She ran against Democratic candidate Rhonda Chambers.[6]

2006 election

Alabama Supreme Court, Associate Justice
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Kelli Wise (R) Green check mark transparent.png 643,492 56%
Claude Patton (D) 505,680 44%
  • Click here for 2006 General Election Results from the Alabama Secretary of State.

Political ideology

See also: Political ideology of State Supreme Court Justices

In October 2012, political science professors Adam Bonica and Michael Woodruff of Stanford University attempted to determine the partisan ideology of state supreme court justices in their paper, State Supreme Court Ideology and 'New Style' Judicial Campaigns. A score above 0 indicated a more conservative leaning ideology while scores below 0 are more liberal. Wise received a Campaign finance score (CFscore) of 0.73, indicating a conservative ideological leaning. This is less conservative than the average CF score of 0.79 that justices received in Alabama. The study is based on data from campaign contributions by judges themselves, the partisan leaning of contributors to the judges or, in the absence of elections, the ideology of the appointing body (governor or legislature). This study is not a definitive label of a justice, but an academic gauge of various factors.[7]

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