Search continues for new Jefferson County attorney

Search continues for new Jefferson County attorney

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Jefferson County commissioners are searching for a new county attorney after Mike Bolin backed out of the job. Source: WBRC video Jefferson County commissioners are searching for a new county attorney after Mike Bolin backed out of the job. Source: WBRC video
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Some Jefferson County Commissioners want to move quickly to fill the important position of county attorney but others want to slow the process down.

It was a bombshell Wednesday with Alabama Supreme Court Justice Mike Bolin backing out of the more than $220,000 a year job. Bolin told County Commission President David Carrington after talking to his wife he could not accept it.

The nomination was contested. The two Democrats on the commission voted "no" saying they had not had enough time to meet with Bolin. Despite the dispute, Carrington says he would want the commission to quickly fill the job.

"We need a person in place. We need them quickly. We need them aggressively on a bankruptcy plan. We still plan to file a plan in June and we have a consent decree working aggressively at this time," Carrington said.

But not every commissioner agrees with Carrington.

"I want to take the process slowly. Let's come together and just slow down the process find a good person and I know we have someone in Jefferson County," Commissioner Sandra Little Brown said.

Adding to the problem, some commissioners will be on vacation over the next few weeks.

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