Attorney JC Love III announced his intention to seek the office of Mayor of Montgomery last week. Love is a lawyer, and his wife is a doctor, both with deep ties to Montgomery and a desire to make their hometown the best version of Montgomery it can be.

“I’m from Montgomery, and I returned to Montgomery after attending school in Atlanta and Boston, with the intention to grow my family, my practice, and my wife’s business and be a part of bettering the entire community,” Love said. “I think with the candidates who have announced or signaled their intentions to run, that I offer a break from the politics of the past, and a fresh vision for the future of our city.”

Love is a product of the Montgomery Public Schools. He attended Brewbaker Intermediate School, Baldwin Junior High School, and Jefferson Davis High School. Love attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. While at Morehouse, he became heavily involved in student government having served as Student Government Vice President, 2 terms as Student Government President, and as a member of the Board of Trustees. Additionally, Love was selected to serve as a charter member of the college’s Omicron Delta Kappa Chapter. He graduated cum laude in 2001 with a bachelor of arts degree in political science. He attended law school at Boston College Law School.

Love is employed with the law firm of Rushton, Stakely, Johnston & Garrett, P.A., which is one of the oldest law firms in the city. He currently serves as the President of the Capital City Bar Association, which is the bar association for African American attorneys in Montgomery; President, of the Mt. Zion A.M.E. Zion Foundation Board and President of the Montgomery - Tuskegee Chapter of the Morehouse National Alumni Association. He is a board member of the Montgomery County Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, the Britton YMCA, and the Capri Theater Foundation. He is also a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

“I believe that the people of Montgomery, as a whole, need to decide what we want the future of our city to be,” Love said. “We have our issues, but we also have opportunities – and the next mayor will have to communicate his vision of those opportunities and be a leader for the future we want to create for ourselves.”

Love is married to Dr. Porcia Bradford Love. They have three children: Caroline Elizabeth, age 3; Catherine Grace, age 2 months, and James Christopher, age 10 months.