Montgomery County, AL
Steven L. Reed was elected as Probate Judge of Montgomery County, Alabama in 2012. He became the first African American and youngest person ever elected to the county’s highest office. Since that time he has worked relentlessly to improve mental health outcomes through court reform of the involuntary commitment process, solidify election integrity as a member of the National Government Coordinating Council, and uphold the rule of law by becoming the first Probate Judge in Alabama to perform same sex marriages after dissension over a federal court ruling.
Steven brings a systematic approach to his position that’s rooted in his days working as a financial analyst at a Fortune 100 company and small business owner. His determination has culminated in an effort to transform the Probate Court into a value added, solution oriented government entity that maintains public trust. As the county’s Chief Election Official Judge Reed remains an outspoken critic of Voter ID laws and remains committed to protecting voting right while expanding voter participation.