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    Judge JC Love III '01 RE-ELECTed  for a second term as MONTGOMERY COUNTY's (AL) probate judge

    March 28, 2024

    In the heart of Alabama, where the legacy of civil rights activism intertwines with modern-day governance, Montgomery County stands as a beacon of progress and community spirit. At the helm of its probate court sits Judge JC Love III '01, a distinguished Morehouse College alum, whose recent landslide re-election victory speaks volumes about his commitment to service and the trust he has garnered from his constituents.


    With an overwhelming 91% of preliminary votes, Love secured his second term as Montgomery County's probate judge, defeating opponent Darnell Coley in a resounding display of support from the community. As the results poured in, Love humbly expressed his gratitude, stating, "I am overwhelmed by the level of community support I received from the voters in Montgomery County today." His sentiments reflect not only his appreciation for the trust placed in him but also his unwavering dedication to serving the people of Montgomery County.

    Since assuming office in 2019, Love has been steadfast in his efforts to make the probate court more accessible and responsive to the needs of the community. One notable initiative was the addition of a mental health therapist to his office in 2022, aimed at providing crucial support during court proceedings involving various sensitive matters, including wills, conservatorships, adoptions, involuntary commitments, elder abuse cases, and name changes. Looking ahead, Love aims to further bolster this support network by adding another mental health therapist to his office—a testament to his commitment to holistic justice and community welfare.

    Beyond his role in the courtroom, Love has taken proactive steps to enhance the services offered by the probate office. From managing county business licenses and marriage certificates to overseeing driver's licenses, automobile tags, hunting licenses, elections, and county archives, Love's jurisdiction extends far beyond traditional legal realms. Moreover, he has been a staunch advocate for voter education and engagement, spearheading initiatives to increase awareness and participation in the electoral process—a vital aspect of democratic governance.

    Love's journey to the probate bench is rooted in a rich educational background and a passion for public service. A 2001 Honors graduate of Morehouse College, where he earned a B.A. in Political Science, Love went on to pursue his Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School. Armed with a strong academic foundation and a deep sense of purpose instilled by his alma mater, Love has emerged as a prominent figure in Alabama's legal landscape—a testament to the transformative power of education and principled leadership.

    In reflecting on his re-election victory, Love expressed, "It's been an honor and privilege to serve as probate judge." His words encapsulate not only his gratitude for the opportunity to serve but also his profound sense of duty towards the people he represents. As Montgomery County looks to the future, Judge JC Love III stands as a shining example of integrity, compassion, and effective governance—an embodiment of the values espoused by Morehouse College and a beacon of hope for communities across Alabama and beyond.

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