Giles Perkins

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Former candidate for
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Giles Perkins (born January 26, 1967, in Lufkin, Texas) is an attorney and the former executive director of the Alabama Democratic Party. On October 21, 2009, he announced his candidacy for the statewide office of attorney general and possibly challenge incumbent Republican Troy King in November.[1]


  • Bachelor's degree, Southern Methodist University (1989)
  • Juris Doctorate degree, Washington and Lee University School of Law (1992)

Professional experience

Perkins has been practicing law in Birmingham since 1992. From 1999 until 2008, he worked for Miller, Hamilton, Snider & Odom LLC, a Mobile-based corporate and securities law firm, before establishing his own private practice, Perkins Group, LLC.

Political career

The Alabama attorney served as campaign manager for Richard Arrington, Jr., the first black mayor of Birmingham, during his 1995 re-election campaign. He later served as head of the state Democratic Party from 1997 until 1999.

Other roles

  • President, Friends of the Railroad District (1995)
  • Member, Board of Directors for Birmingham Zoo Inc.



See also: Alabama Attorney General election, 2010

Perkins lost in a primary runoff against James Anderson.

2010 Race for Attorney General - Democratic Primary[2]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda James Anderson 49.6%[3]
     Democratic Party Giles Perkins 31.1%
     Democratic Party Michel Nicrosi 19.3%
Total Votes 275,825
2010 Race for Attorney General - Democratic Primary Runoff[4]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda James Anderson 60.0%
     Democratic Party Giles Perkins 40.0%
Total Votes 117,129


Perkins currently resides in Birmingham, Alabama with his wife, Hillery, and their three children - Barton, Hugh, and Beverly.

Contact information

Giles Perkins for Attorney General Campaign logo

Giles Perkins for Attorney General Campaign
PO Box 1536 Birmingham, AL 35201

Phone: (205) 327-8188

See also

External links

The Internet Archive's Wayback Machine was used to recall this version of the website from September 24, 2010.


  1. Alabama Live, "Birmingham attorney Giles Perkins says he's running for state attorney general" 21 Oct. 2009
  2. Alabama Secretary of State - 2010 Democratic Primary Election Results
  3. Even though James Anderson received the most votes, he failed to receive over fifty percent of those votes required by Alabama state law. A runoff election between the top two vote recipients, therefore, was required to decide who went on to the general election.
  4. Alabama Secretary of State - 2010 Democratic Primary Runoff Election Results