About Chris McCool

Chris McCool has served in various leadership roles during his more than two decades as a prosecutor, serving on the Executive Committee of the Alabama District Attorneys Association (ADAA) for 10 years and as its President, Vice President, and Treasurer during that time. In 2007, he was named “Prosecutor of the Year” by VOCAL (Victims of Crime and Leniency) and “District Attorney of the Year” by the ADAA. He was also named “Prosecutor of the Year” by the Alabama Forest Owners Association in 2012. Since 2010, he has served as a member of the Alabama Supreme Court’s Standing Committee on the Alabama Rules of Evidence, and has been a longstanding member of the Northern District U.S. Attorney’s Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee.

McCool graduated from the University of Alabama in 1990, with a bachelor’s degree in History and Classics, and the University of Alabama, School of Law in 1993. He served as Municipal Court Judge for the municipalities of Reform and Pickensville, as well as an adjunct professor in the Trial Advocacy Program at the University of Alabama, School of Law from 1998 to 2000.

McCool and his wife, Sherri, live in the Zion Community north of Gordo, Alabama. They have four children and a son-in-law, all of whom are members of Zion Primitive Baptist Church, which McCool pastors. He lives on and manages the farm that has been in his family for 5 generations.

McCool is an active member of the Pickens County Republican Executive Committee, as well as a member of the executive committee of the Alabama Republican Party. He is a lifetime member of the NRA.


Chris McCool believes the people of Alabama deserve a court system that is fair.


Chris McCool believes a judge must have a good judicial temperament, an extensive knowledge of the law, and above all, must respect the dignity of all people.


Chris McCool is a husband, a father, and a pastor. He shares OUR conservative values.