Melanie Johnson Dumas has announced her intent to run for a second term on the Jefferson County Quorum Court in the 2018 Democratic primary.

She currently represents District 7, a seat that was held by her father, Dr. Vannette Johnson, who retired from the Quorum Court in 2014 after 38 years.

“Jefferson County has been my home for well over 50 years, and I consider it a privilege to be of service to the people that I have grown up with and lived around all of these years” Dumas said..” There have been changes in the needs our county in just the last few years, and there is an even greater challenge in meeting those needs. Serving on the Quorum Court has allowed me to see the needs of our county and be in a position to help do something about them.”

Dumas is Chairman of the Grants and Special Projects committee, and also serves on the Budget & Finance committee, Public Safety and Solid Waste & Recycling committees, which she says allows her the opportunity to assist in many different areas.

Johnson Dumas is the mother of one daughter, Jesilyn, and the daughter of Vannette & Delois Johnson. She is a 1979 graduate of Dollarway High School and attended Tuskegee University.

She is a member of Family Time Baptist Church & Ministries, and is a member of Adah #424 Order of Eastern Star. She is employed by Priority One Services at the National Center for Toxicological Research as a Supervisor.

“I see great things coming for our County, and I am honored to work with my fellow JP's and the other County Employees to make it happen,” Dumas said. ” I am grateful for the assistance from the Chief of Staff and some of the tenured Justices in learning my duties and I appreciate the County Judge appointing me to various committees which provided me the opportunity to assist in making our county better for all of us. I would like to continue to be a part of helping our county move forward”!