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Biographical Profile for John M. Tyson, Jr.
Previous Candidate for Attorney General, Alabama
Party: Alabama Democratic Party
Phone: n/a
Address: PO Box 180142
Mobile, AL 36618
John M. Tyson, Jr.'s positions and views on the issues:
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General: (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
I am running for Attorney General because we can't wait any longer to save lives and property. We must fight back against crime and we must do it where it happens--in our local communities.

As Attorney General, I will continue these initiatives and put all the resources of my office to work helping citizens and local law enforcement defeat crime.
Personal: (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
Married 30 years, two daughters
Education: (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
Juris Doctor, University of Alabama 1978
Bachelor of Arts, University of South Alabama 1974
President of Student Government Association at University of South Alabama 1973-1974
Murphy High School 1970
Profession: (profession and work experience outside politics)
District Attorney, 13th Judicial Circuit, Mobile County, Alabama 1994 to present
Attorney and Partner, Tyson & Tyson, Mobile, Alabama 1978-1994
Adjunct Assist Professor, Law of Public Education, Department of Educational Leadership & Foundations, College of Education, University of South Alabama 1991-1993
Faculty, National College of District Attorneys

Military: (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, discharge date and type)
no response
Civic: (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Board Chairman, Secret Safe Place For Newborns, Inc.
Former Board Member, Contact Mobile, Inc.
Former Board Member, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Mobile, Inc.
Former Board Member, Family Counseling Center of Mobile
Board Member, South Alabama Medical Science Foundation
Board Member, Penelope House
Former Board Member, Child Advocacy Center
Board Member, Volunteers of America South Alabama, Inc.
Chairman, Justice Division 1996 United Way of Southwest Alabama, Inc. Campaign
Former Board Member, Alabama Association of School Boards
Former Board Member, Mobile Bay Area Partnership for Youth
Former Board Member, South Alabama Institute
Former Board Member and President, University of South Alabama National Alumni Association. Member, Alabama Bar Association
Member, Mobile Bar Association
Political: (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
no response
Religion: (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
no response
Accomplishments: (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
John Tyson, Jr. was named 2004 District Attorney of the Year by the Alabama District Attorney's Association.
John Tyson, Jr. was invited to present information about his "Make The Right Choice" program to the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice, a coalition of senior policy makers from a dozen federal agencies.

John's "Make The Right Choice" program was named a best practice by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for work with a Section 8 housing development.

John's "Make The Right Choice" program received a Director's Community Leadership Award from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Invited presentations about "Make The Right Choice" were made to the National Advocacy Council's Leadership Summit in South Carolina and to the National Truancy Summit in Rhode Island.

PROTECTING NEWBORNS: John's Secret Safe Place For Newborns program was featured in the book "50 Strategies to Prevent Violent Domestic Crimes" published by the National Crime Prevention Council.

Alabama named Secret Safe Place for Newborns its 2002 winner of its Innovations Award, an honor bestowed by the state's child advocacy and social services agencies.

Secret Safe Place for Newborns was named a finalist in the prestigious Innovations in American Government Award program sponsored by the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

VICTIM SERVICES: The Mobile County District Attorney's Office received a grant from the Office for Victims to Crime to establish a national demonstration site for the "Good Samaritans" program developed by John Tyson.
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