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Contact: Jess Skaggs, (334)261-9590
May 29, 2019
Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth on Wednesday announced he has appointed Athens attorney Stan McDonald to replace Judge Jerry Fielding as a member of the Alabama Ethics Commission. McDonald’s five-year appointment, which has unanimously confirmed by the State Senate,
becomes effective on September 1, 2019.
“When you combine Stan McDonald’s institutional knowledge of state government with his experience as a practicing attorney, it makes him an ideal candidate for the Alabama Ethics Commission,” Ainsworth said. “I know Stan to be a devoutly honest man with a strong moral compass, and I am confident he will be a guardian of the public trust.”
McDonald currently operates a private legal practice that focuses upon the areas of real estate law, administrative and health care law, and education-related law.
In 2011, he was appointed to fill an unexpired term as the probate judge of Limestone County but chose to forego seeking a full term in 2012.
During the administration of former Alabama Gov. Guy Hunt, McDonald served as deputy chief of staff and as state revenue commissioner, and he has also served as a member of the State Industrial Department Board, the Governor’s Juvenile Justice Task Force, the Alabama Tax Reform Commission, and the governor’s office for Rural Health Development.
While McDonald was working as an associate attorney at the Huntsville law firm of Wolfe, Jones and Boswell early in his career, Gov. Fob James appointed him as an Administrative Law Judge for the State Health Planning and Development Agency.
State Attorney General Jeff Sessions also named him as a Special Assistant to the Attorney General on behalf of the Alabama Department of Transportation.
Married to his wife, Nancy McGlockin McDonald, he has 7 children and 2 stepchildren.
McDonald’s late father, Albert, was a member of the Alabama State Senate and was also elected statewide as the Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries.