seahawks jersey discount Barron nominates Fort Payne lawyer for Parole Board
State Sen. “Rocky” Watson to serve on the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles.
“I have known Rocky for many years,” Barron, D Fyffe, said. “I believe his experience as an attorney, a city judge and his extensive knowledge of the criminal and civil justice system make him an excellent candidate for the Board of Pardons and Parole.”
As president pro tempore of the Alabama Senate, Barron is part of a five member board who may each nominate an individual for appointment to the state’s Board of Pardons and Paroles. Barron’s nomination of Watson has been sent to Gov. Bob Riley along with nominations from each of the other members the chief justice of the Supreme Court, the presiding judge of the Court of Criminal Appeals, the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the House of Representatives.
Riley will make the appointment from those nominations.
Watson graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1974 and returned to DeKalb County to practice in the law firm his father started in 1950. After his father’s death in 1994, Watson participated in the formation of the Watson,
Gillis Carver law firm.
He serves as the attorney for DeKalb County and the city of Fort Payne.
“Rocky has more than 30 years’ experience in civil and criminal trials, domestic relations cases, business and government legal matters,” Barron said. “He is very dedicated to his family and his community, and I know he holds extensive knowledge of the law.
“I know that if selected to serve on the Board of Pardons and Paroles he would do an excellent job of reviewing the case as presented andWatson, who was recently notified of the nomination, said he is “honored to have been nominated by Sen. Barron for such a position. If chosen to serve, I will most certainly do my best to serve the people of Alabama.”
“Rocky has been a great leader and served the DeKalb County area well,” Barron said. “I know he also will serve the people of Alabama well.”
Watson will fill the position vacated when board member Nancy Conn McCreary retired April 1.