“I would be honored to serve as your next Circuit Judge. I am dedicated to ensuring that the citizens of
this circuit are treated fairly, resources are utilized efficiently, and justice is administered swiftly and

Amanda Young


Amanda was born and raised in Calhoun County. She graduated from Oxford High School in 2005. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English, Magna Cum Laude, from Jacksonville State University in 2009. During her time at JSU, she served as a JSU Ambassador, held executive positions in her sorority, and worked full-time. Amanda earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2012. During law school, Amanda was the co-chair of the Moot Court Competition and an editor for the Law and Psychology Review. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with an accommodation for her work in the Public Interest Law Program.

Amanda was then admitted to the practice of law by the Alabama State Bar on September 28, 2012. Amanda started her legal career with the office of the District Attorney for the Seventh Judicial Circuit as an Assistant District Attorney prosecuting sex crimes and crimes against children. She left that position in 2013 to become the Law Clerk for the Seventh Judicial Circuit. As the Law Clerk, Amanda advises Circuit Judges on the procedural and substantive issues before them and does any legal research that they request; provides assistance to lawyers, courthouse staff, and members of the public; and manages the Seventh Judicial Circuit Adult Drug Court, the Calhoun-Cleburne Mental Health Court, and the Calhoun County Veterans Treatment Court. Amanda is also an adjunct professor at Jacksonville State University in the Department of Finance, Economics, and Accounting and the Department of Sociology and Political Science.

Amanda is married to Brenton Young. They have two children. Barrett is in the second grade at Kitty Stone Elementary, and Ellis Joy will start Pre-K in the fall. They also have two dogs, Murphy and Jack. Brenton and Amanda are members of First Baptist Church of Jacksonville-EaglePoint where they serve in the Children’s Department and on the First Impressions Team. Amanda is also a member of the Stewardship Committee and the Property Development Committee. Additionally, she presently serves on the Children’s Place Daycare Board and the Calhoun County Community Corrections and Punishment Authority Board. Amanda is also a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge No. 4, the Calhoun County Republican Party, and the Cheaha Republican Women.