Peters seeking revenue office

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Meredith S. Peters has announced she is seeking the office of Covington County Revenue Commissioner in the Republican primary.

Peters is a fourth generation resident of Covington County and a 1993 graduate of Andalusia High School. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in history from the University of Alabama in 1997, and her Juris Doctor from the University of Alabama School of Law.

Meredith Peters

Meredith Peters

“As an attorney I have developed a keen sense of justice and fairness. Through my work experience, I have served as an advocate for my clients to represent their best interests. As revenue commissioner, the people of Covington County would be my new clients.

“For the past six years we have all experienced an unreliable real estate market. As a result we need to be confident the leadership Ms. Janice Hart has provided over the past several decades continues and the matter of handling your property tax is done in a fair and just manner.”

She is a member of the Alabama State Bar Association and has been licensed to practice law in the State of Alabama for more than years.

Peters served as a public defender on the steering committee to establish a drug court in Covington County and is currently a public defender with the Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit Drug Court where she works to help participants with addiction and recovery. She also currently serves as a state at-large commissioner with the Alabama State Bar Association’s Board of Bar Commissioners, which oversees the regulation of the Alabama State Bar. She is the only state at-large commissioner to serve in this post from Covington County and is the only female to serve as a bar commissioner from Covington County. She also is a member of the Alabama State Bar Foundation Board of Trustees. She is a past president, vice-president and treasurer of the Covington County Bar Association, as well as a past member of Covington County’s Local Advisory Board for Indigent Defense Services.

Peters clerked for the attorney general for the State of Alabama where she focused on oil, gas and land rights issues. She also interned with the Honorable Terry Everett, U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C.

She is the daughter of Curtis N. Peters, III and Jennifer Peters Armstrong. She has one sister and brother-in-law, LeAnn and Scott Riley, and two nieces and a nephew, Mere-Katherine, Erin and Ridge Riley. She is a member of First Baptist Church of Andalusia.