His contribution toward the creation of the Alabama Healthy Minds Network has helped hundreds of people get the treatment and services they need instead of spending time in jail. He has made drastic improvements to mental health services and has resolved issues in his administration. In addition, Steven correctly stood up for the rule of law in our legal challenge to former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore over marriage equality.
He also worked across the aisle with former Sec. of State Jim Bennett when he initiated a statewide voter PR campaign centered on educating the public about new Voter ID laws. In addition, Steven was named to the Department of Homeland Security’s Election Integrity Commission.
Steven has invested himself in his hometown. An alumnus of Leadership Alabama, he also serves on the boards of the River Region United Way and Britton YMCA. He is a volunteer YMCA football coach and a member of the Metro Board of the Montgomery Area YMCA. Steven is the Moderator at Community Congregational United Church of Christ as well as an active member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Steven has received the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Dr. Martin Luther King Leadership Award for Governmental Service, and was chosen as a New Deal Leader. He was also invited to the Aspen Institute Justice and Society Seminar and traveled to Israel at the invitation of the American Israel Education Foundation.
When it counts, Steven Reed has been there for Montgomery. As Probate Judge, he delivered over a million dollars worth of new voting machines and expanded the office’s efforts to increase voter participation. When conservatives tried to deny equal access of our government to some of our citizens, Reed went all the way to the Supreme Court to fight them.
Steven Reed was born and raised in Montgomery. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Morehouse College where he also lettered in football. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. Judge Reed and his wife Tamika are the proud parents of three children.