Civil Appeals: Edwards and Thomason head for runoff, Hanson and Moore win

In the race for one spot on the five-member Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, Alabama Tax Court Judge Christy Edwards of Montgomery and Baldwin County Circuit Judge Michelle Manley Thomason are headed for a runoff for the Republican nomination.

The two are vying for a seat now held by Civil Appeals Judge Craig Pittman, who is retiring.

In the race for Place 2, Chad Hanson, a Birmingham bankruptcy attorney, has defeated Judge Terri Willingham Thomas of Cullman for the GOP nomination.

Incumbent Terry A. Moore is unopposed for the Place 3 seat, and no Democrats qualified to run for any of the statewide positions.

The Court of Civil Appeals considers cases that include lawsuits and other non-criminal court cases.