April 26, 2009
Marshall County Circuit Judge Tim Jolley announced today that he
has joined the Republican Party. Judge Jolley said he had been
considering joining the Republican Party for some time. "Most
people don't fit 100% in either party but
this is a personal issue for me and it has nothing to do with my
Only two and one half years ago, there were just three elected
Republicans in Marshall County. With the addition of Circuit
Judge Tim Jolley and Commissioner Tim Bollinger to the GOP
today, Marshall County now has 13 elected Republicans, including
three of the four judges. As a result, Republicans now hold the
majority of the elected offices in Marshall County.
U.S. Senator Richard Shelby thanked Jolley for his service, "I
am very glad to see Judge Jolley become a Republican. He is an
outstanding judge and will be a great asset to our party."
District Judge Tim Riley of Albertville also congratulated
Jolley, saying, "Judge Jolley is the kind of judge who follows
the law regardless of who may be in front of him. He doesn't
come down on the side of the Plaintiff or the Defendant; he
comes down on the side of the law. Marshall County is lucky to
have a circuit judge like Tim Jolley."
Marshall County Republican Party Chairman, Jean Brewer, welcomed
him into the GOP, as well. "Judge Tim Jolley has been a
respected and hard working public servant in Marshall County for
the last decade. He is a respected jurist with a strong
reputation for fairness and honesty. We could not be happier to
have such a fine gentleman in the Republican Party," Brewer
Brewer stated, "I am amazed at the growth of the Republican
Party over the past three years. We have gone from having only
three elected Republicans in 2006 to holding the majority of the
elected offices in Marshall County today. We are thankful
to the citizens of our county for giving our candidates the
privilege of serving them in public office." Brewer added, "We
will continue to put forward honest men and women who favor
lower taxes, small town values, and common sense
Judge Tim Jolley was first elected to the Circuit Court without
opposition in 1998, following the retirement of Judge William D.
"Bill" Jetton, and was re-elected in 2004. Judge Jolley handles
both criminal and civil matters. Judge Jolley and his wife,
Angela, live in Albertville and are active members of First
Baptist Church in Albertville.