Joe Knight

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Joe Knight

Joe Knight (born October 27, 1954 in Miami, Florida) is an attorney and nurse anesthetist and represents District 4 in the Jefferson County Commission.

Knight has an associates degree from the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, a bachelor's degree from UAB, and a law degree from the Birmingham School of Law. He ran unsuccessfully for Alabama State Senate in 1998 and for a circuit judgeship in 2000.

In 2010, Dixon was one of five candidates to qualify in the Republican primary to fill the Jefferson County Commission District 4 seat left open when four-term incumbent and Commission President Bettye Fine Collins decided not to run for re-election. Knight defeated Ronnie Dixon in a runoff, then beat Democratic Roy L. Wood, Jr in the 2010 general election.

Knight ran unopposed in 2014.

Preceded by:
Bettye Fine Collins
Jefferson County Commission District 4 Representative
Succeeded by:


  • Gray, Jeremy (May 20, 2010) "Campaign 2010: Jefferson County Commission District 4 candidates say they would negotiate on sewer debt." Birmingham News
  • Wright, Barnett (July 8, 2010) "Campaign 2010: In Jefferson Commission District 4 race Ronnie Dixon, Joe Knight aim to replace Bettye Fine Collins after her 16-year stay." Birmingham News
  • Wright, Barnett (October 27, 2010) "Joe Knight, Roy Wood Jr. shaking hands, hunting votes for Jefferson County Commission District 4." Birmingham News
  • Lloyd, Gary (February 14, 2014) "Knight unopposed for JeffCo Commission District 4 seat." Trussville Tribune