Judge Tim Russell is being “aged out” of the position of Probate Judge. He retires with a stellar reputation and sets the bar high for his successor. Judge of Probate for Baldwin County is a very important position which generated 40 million dollars in 2017. It is not required that the position be filled by an attorney, fact is, it would be best that is was NOT an attorney. There are five candidates, and they have been gentlemen and civil among themselves, so far.

Five candidates qualify for Baldwin County probate judge – Lagniappe Mobile

Five candidates qualify for Baldwin County probate judge – Lagniappe Mobile

The 2018 election cycle features statewide campaigns for governor, the Legislature, attorney general and other positions. Locally, county commissions, sheriffs, judges and coroners will be elected. The primary election is June 5, with runoffs July 17. The general election is Nov. 6. Qualifying for the election closes at 5 p.m. on Feb. 9. Thus far, …

Source: lagniappemobile.com/five-candidates-qualify-baldwin-county-probate-judge/

The Probate Judge is a peoples Judge who interacts with the public more often than most judicial Judges. The position has a 3.9 million dollar budget and manages approximately 60 employees, with four separate offices.

The position involves hiring law firms for various probate issues. Electing an attorney to Probate Judge who is going to be responsible for hiring other attorneys, especially in Baldwin County, has got to create problems.

The first to step into the Probate judge race was Randy Davis.

Rep. Randy Davis ends candidacy for Baldwin County Probate Judge

Rep. Randy Davis ends candidacy for Baldwin County Probate Judge

State Rep. Randy Davis (R-Daphne) announced on Friday that he is ending his candidacy for the office of Baldwin County Probate Judge and will, instead, consider other options to continue his …

Source: www.gulfcoastnewstoday.com/stories/rep-randy-davis-ends-candidacy-for-baldwin-county-probate-judge,55417

When Randy Davis went for the exit door, the good ole boys called on Catalyst and Judge Reid for a replacement, they tapped Lynn Perry.

The five candidates Max Hansen, Alan Lipscomb, Matt McKenzie, Catalyst Candidate Lynn Perry and “little’ Harry D’Olive, have four weeks to go before primary elections.

The top two will face each other in a run off July 17th.

Two recent polls, one Catalyst, has Max Hansen in the lead and far ahead of Catalyst candidate Perry. Catalyst is desperate to capture the Probate judge position and has started lobbing the other candidates, that do not make the runoff, to swing their support to Catalyst. Fat chance, what candidate that ran on a non-catalyst position would switch to Catalyst?

Max Hansen:

Max Hansen, Businessman & Candidate for Judge of Probate

Meet Max Hansen, conservative businessman and candidate for Judge of Probate in Baldwin County.

Posted by Max Hansen for Judge of Probate on Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Max is a businessman, not an attorney, definitely a plus. A veteran and business owner since 1990. He has worked with the District Attorneys office, Daphne police and Sheriffs office. An interesting fact is the number of attorney’s, judges, law enforcement and fans of Tim Russel who are supporting him.



Alan Lipscomb, an attorney who’s law firm has concentrated on probate issues is also involved involved in numerous charitable organizations.


Alan is running neck to neck with Matt McKenzie, NOT an attorney.

Matt served 5 and half years in the United States Marine Corp and has dedicated his life to law enforcement. Baldwin County needs a “Few Good Men.” Semper Fi oorah.

Catalyst Candidate Lynn Perry:


Catalyst candidate, strike one, Lynn Perry, an attorney, strike two is running forth and gaining on McKenzie and Lipscomb. Mr. Perry has not been known to be related to the good ole boys of Catalyst in the past and some believe he is guilty by association only. Mr Perry has yet to record any qualification fee, $2587.13, since Feb. of this year, strike three. Catalyst must be asleep at the wheel because they know the qualification fee is an expense that must be recorded. The Ripp Report double checked this with the Alabama State Dept. and the confirmed no qualification fee has been listed. Catalyst is pounding on the back door trying to swing other candidates to Perry’s aid, however no one wants to be associated with Catalyst.

“little” Harry D’Olive is bring up the rear but do not count him out, he won’t be last.


You have four choices, excluding Catalyst, just be sure to EXCLUDE Catalyst.

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  1. Better Baldwin County | May 9, 2018 at 2:12 pm |

    I can only see that the best choice would certainly be Matt McKenzie. Everyone knows for a fact that he is a hard working man with experience and most importantly, “Has Integrity”! Make sure you remember this when you go to the polls. If you want honesty and integrity to follow in the foot steps of retiring Probate Judge Tim Russel, then you have only one choice. Matthew “Matt” McKenzie! Get off the couch and go vote this man in. Baldwin County can’t afford not to have McKenzie.

    • Anonymous | May 9, 2018 at 6:27 pm |


    • I’ve known Matt since school days. He was a very nice, laid back boy, we used to play jacks together. Right up to today, I couldn’t find a bad thing to say about him. He’s a family man and knows what we all go through in every day life. Don’t see where the choice is. I will and have voted for him and hope the rest of B. C. will too!

  2. Fairhope78 | May 9, 2018 at 3:23 pm |

    Ripple, once again I’m seeing several problems with what you perceive to be facts. Hell, I’ve heard tell four out of the five candidates in that race sought out Catalyst to run their campaign – and here you are endorsing them. If you spent more time fact checking and spell checking, maybe folks would take your posts and comments more seriously.

    I’m not mad, Ripple. I’m just disappointed.

    • Not Jester | May 9, 2018 at 3:29 pm |

      I would like to know who these candidates were that sought to make a deal with Satan to get in office.

    • T. Merchant | May 9, 2018 at 3:33 pm |

      Looks fair to me. Who is the official catalyst candidate?

    • Citizens | May 9, 2018 at 3:51 pm |

      I took it seriously. Just needed to know who the Catalyst was so we would vote for somebody (anybody) else. Seriously.

    • Fairhope79 | May 9, 2018 at 4:28 pm |

      So where did you hear of this? How do you know ? I am not disputing you. I just want to know if what you say is a fact, Fairhope78.

      • Francis Ripp | May 11, 2018 at 8:07 pm |

        Look at campaign contributions and all Catalyst signs are identical, Read past posts

  3. Ripp Lover | May 9, 2018 at 3:41 pm |

    I personally like Max Hansen. He campaigns and works hard and really wants the JOP. I also know him and I think he is a sharp guy.
    The overall thing is that we know who is Catalyst and who is not.

  4. Paula Dobson | May 9, 2018 at 4:35 pm |

    Paul, I just can’t vote for Max Hansen. Let’s call him what he is – a private investigator. I don’t want someone like that to have access to all the documents and information our probate judge gets. Just seems like a recipe for disaster. Don’t you agree?

  5. Claude P. | May 9, 2018 at 6:36 pm |

    I heard Burrell was looking at the probate race. Cause he ain’t getting reelected in Fairhope.

    • Too late. Qualifying time is over. Burrell will either have to wait four more years or run for re-election in two years

      • Probate is a 6 year term, not 4. Baldwin County needs an attorney for Probate Judge due to complicated estate cases, guardianships, commitments, etc. General public mostly sees the license side of the office, not the court side. It would be nice to actually have the deciding figure in these important life situations have a background in law.

        • Thank you – I stand corrected

        • It’s attorneys that have screws us in every political position filled in Baldwin county. Look what the F-ing attorneys have done to us for the past 50 years!!

        • Anonymous | May 11, 2018 at 4:09 pm |

          Since when has an attorney not screwed us!

    • Francis Ripp | May 9, 2018 at 8:18 pm |

      Burrell is to busy digging a hole

      • Anonymous | May 10, 2018 at 8:28 pm |

        It’s getting deep too! He a little short MF. He can’t keep digging too much longer or he will cover himself up. Wait, that would be great. Slime ball.

  6. Plotoniumfh | May 10, 2018 at 2:28 pm |

    I am boldly predicting catalyst will not win a single race. Nada. Zilch. Zero. Ofer.

    • Spanish Fort Oracle | May 10, 2018 at 4:10 pm |

      I so hope you are proved to be correct

    • I don’t know but I do know that the christian conservative angle is broken. Nobody believes it.

    • It is about time these phonies were exposed. I get so sick when I hear catalist candidates say they are “Christian Conservative” when we have seen them drink, lie, steal, and make backroom deals.
      They have stolen the Republican Party and Christianity. We will take it back

      • Anonymous | May 11, 2018 at 4:11 pm |

        Let not forget Baldwin County Commissioner “DUI” himself who is running for state Senator is a drunk and a catalyst!

  7. Donna Brewster | May 10, 2018 at 5:03 pm |

    The word about catalyst and their two bell cows dorsey and elliott is definitely out. We were talking at soccer practices.

    • Anonymous | May 10, 2018 at 8:20 pm |

      Give em hell Donna! Even Dorsey profited from the Faihope Soccer field and who wouldn’t have already figured out something to do about piece of crap property of the mega site. If it’s oaid for. How much money are we losing. If it’s not, how much interest are we paying. Thanks to Commissioner DUI Chris Elliott who has screwed us for year while being half drunk most told the time. We don’t want to vote for him for state senate. Tucker Dorsey and DUI Chris Elliott have got to go and after talking to several groups. This should not be a problem. We got rid of Trip Pittman, we don’t have to wait as long to get rid of these other thugs!

      • Yaya sistahood | May 10, 2018 at 9:33 pm |

        Elliott lied about his dui. Can’t vote for him. Plus he’s a founder of catalyst and a card carrying member of the phoney Christian club that is going to hell for using Jesus to get votes. I like the dentist Northcutt to run first and Boyd to run second from oba. Elliott looks dead on arrival. Too toxic.

  8. Leopold Small | May 10, 2018 at 9:46 pm |

    I predict burt beats the upstart ball handily. Ball is trying to double dip. No go in Baldwin substance abuse.

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