Last Tuesday, Lynniece Washington made her oath and made history by becoming the first African American woman elected district attorney in Alabama. Washington is a Birmingham native who is dedicated to uplifting others, she had no idea her work would lead her to make history. She recently held the role as a presiding judge in Bessemer Municipal court and prior to that Washington worked as an assistant DA in Bessemer Cutoff from 2002 to 2010.
Washington’s objective is to be fair and balanced she believes in serving people and protecting the underdog. “I want to be able to stand up when there is some type of inequality, even as a prosecutor,” Washington said. “I have been sworn to uphold the laws fairly and in a balanced fashion. As a prosecutor we are bound to do that.”
“I want to be able to stand up when there is some type of inequality, even as a prosecutor. I have been sworn to uphold the laws fairly and in a balanced fashion. As a prosecutor, we are bound to do that.” – Lynniece Washington via AL.com
We are delighted to have our government filled with someone of such character. Congratulations to Lynniece Washington continue to serve the people, serve #BLACKGIRLMAGIC, and serve #BlackExcellence!