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Commissioner Profiles

Jimmy Nunn
Dallas County Probate Judge

Jimmy Nunn is a resident of the City of Selma, Dallas County.
He is married to Phenicia Nunn who is employed with the State of Alabama, Department of Education as an Education Specialist- Mathematics. They have three children, Jimmy Nunn Jr., Jimicia Nunn and Jimaya Nunn.
He was born in Jemison, Alabama and is the son of Bettye Nunn and the late O.T. Nunn.  He graduated from Jemison High school in 1987 and furthered his education at Alabama State University receiving in 1992 his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics and his Juris of Doctorate Degree in 1995 from Mississippi College School of law.
Jimmy’s past employment includes working for the Corps of Engineers, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; City Prosecutor, Jackson, Mississippi; Domestic Violence Coordinator-Legal Services of Alabama, Selma, Alabama; and Assistant District Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit,
In 2000, he was appointed by James Perkins, the first black Mayor for the City of Selma, to become the first black City Attorney in the history of Selma, Alabama. As City Attorney for the past 18 years, he has been the attorney for three different administrations. 
Jimmy is a member of the Alabama State Bar Association, Blackbelt Bar Association and the Dallas County Bar Association.  He is also a member of the Alabama Association of Municipal Attorneys where he serves as the Vice-President. 
On July 17, 2018, Jimmy was elected as Dallas County’s newest Judge of Probate.  Jimmy will be the first black Probate Judge in Dallas County’s history.   His success in being elected as the first black Probate Judge is contributed, in no small part, to the increased voter turnout during the run-off which was a direct result of the support, prayers and hard work of the voters in Dallas County.
As Probate Judge, he took office in January 2019 with the main objective to unite Dallas County and to work as a team to elevate Dallas County to the next level.
Jimmy is a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, Selma, Alabama where he serves as the Director/Minister of Music and the assistant chairman of the deacon board.
He is grateful for his success through his accomplishments and is appreciative for many awards and certificates received.  He considers the greatest gift to be when God gave his only begotten, that whosoever believeth in him, should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16.

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