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William Owings

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William D. Owings
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Current Court Information:
Alabama District Courts
Title:   Judge
Position:   Place 1
Appointed by:   Gov. Bob Riley
Active:   2003-2018
Preceded by:   James M. White
Past post:   Municipal judge, Centreville
Past term:   1988-2000
Personal History
Party:   Republican
Undergraduate:   University of Alabama
Law School:   University of Alabama School of Law, 1982
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  Bibb County District Court
State:  Alabama
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  Yes
Primary date:  March 13, 2012
Primary vote:  56.3%ApprovedA
Election date:  November 6, 2012
Election vote:  98.56%ApprovedA

William D. Owings is the district judge of Bibb County in Alabama. He was appointed by Governor Bob Riley on November 20, 2003 and his current term expires in 2018.[1][2]


Owings earned his B.A. from the University of Alabama and his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1982.[3][1]


  • 2003-present: District judge, Bibb County
  • 1987-2003: City attorney and prosecutor, West Blocton
  • 1988-2000: Municipal judge, Centreville
  • 1985-1988: City attorney and prosecutor, Centreville[1][3]

2012 election

Owings defeated Thomas M. Hobson in the Republican primary on March 13, winning 56.33% of the vote. He was re-elected after running unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4] [5][6]

See also: Alabama judicial elections, 2012 - District Courts

See also


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