Judge Jordan stepping down from bench

Escambia County (Ala.) Judge set to retire July 31; Gov. Kay Ivey to fill unexpired term

After more than 17 years on the bench, Escambia County (Ala.) Circuit Judge Dave Jordan has announced he will be retiring July 31, 2020.

Jordan, 61, was born in Meridian, Miss., but grew up in the Mt. Sterling community in Choctaw County. He graduated from Patrician Academy in Butler, Ala., and went to the University of Alabama, where he received his bachelor's degree in history in 1981. He then received his law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1984.

Jordan began his legal career with the law firm of Sintz, Campbell and Duke in Mobile. He said he and his wife Becky first...