Judge Mark Gaines
Mark Gaines graduated from Auburn University and from the Birmingham School of Law.
Judge Gaines was first elected to the Alabama House of Representatives in 1990, and was re-elected in 1994, 1998 and 2002. In addition to serving in the legislature, Judge Gaines practiced law for 20 years prior to his appointment as Jefferson County Judge of Probate, Place 1 (Presiding Judge) in 2005, where he served until January, 2007. He is a member of the Alabama State Bar Association and the Birmingham Bar Association. Judge Gaines was the Chief Election Official for Jefferson County for the June, 2006 Primary and July, 2006 Run-Off.