Three Republicans are running for Mobile County District Judge in Place 4.
Spiro Cherigotis, Derrick Williams and George Zoghby will be on the Republican ballot for June 5 primary for Judge Bob Sherling’s seat on the bench. Sherling has aged out of the office.
Cherigotis was born, raised and educated in Alabama, according to information from this website. He received a law degree from The University of Alabama School of Law before working for the Mobile County District Attorney’s Office.
“Over the years, he has tried and handled hundreds of criminal cases as a prosecutor with the Mobile County District Attorney’s Office,” his biography reads. “As an assistant district attorney, Spiro was responsible for prosecuting cases at every level of Mobile County’s criminal justice system: district court, circuit court, drug court, veterans court, and juvenile court.”
Cherigotis has business experience as well, according to his website. He is married to Lucy Greer. The couple has three children and two dogs.
Zoghby wants to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a judge, according to the biography on his campaign website. Zoghby is a Mobile native and a 1992 graduate of Cumberland School of Law. He graduated from Spring Hill College in 1988.
“Zoghby has over 24 years of legal experience, where he practices at the law firm of Scott, Sullivan, Streetman & Fox, PC,” the biography reads. “Zoghby is a member of the Mobile Bar Association; Alabama State Bar Association; admitted to all state courts in Alabama as well as the United States Supreme Court; United States District Courts in Alabama; and the United States District Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.”
He is married to Lindsay Coulter Zoghby and has two daughters and a son.
Williams was born and raised in Mobile. He is a 2000 graduate of Murphy High School, according to biographical information. He obtained a bachelor degree from Florida State University and a law degree from The University of Alabama School of Law.
“Upon obtaining my Juris Doctorate, I worked in private practice, assisting with probate matters, bankruptcies, civil litigation and federal cases,” he wrote. “I also practiced criminal defense work, accepting criminal cases in both the City of Mobile Municipal Court and Mobile County District Court.”
Williams currently works as an assistant city attorney in Mobile.
“I have prosecuted over 100,000 of cases, both in the City of Mobile Municipal Court and in the Circuit Court of Mobile County when the cases are appealed,” he wrote. “The cases I have prosecuted cover the spectrum and include criminal offenses, DUIs, domestic violence, drug offenses, and theft offenses.”
Williams has been married to attorney Valynda Jerome-Williams since 2009.