Tommy Ragland was elected to his current position as the Madison County Probate Judge in November of 2000 and began his first term in January of 2001.
Ragland came to the Probate Judge’s Office upon concluding his career as the Madison County Tax Collector. He was first elected to that position in November 1984 and served as an Alabama certified tax administrator from 1988 until 2000.
Before his civic career began, Ragland had his own company- Tommy Ragland Realty- started in 1974. He served on the Board of Directors of the Huntsville Board of Realtors from 1978 until 1980. In 1981, he became Treasurer of the Huntsville Board of Realtors and President of Huntsville/Madison County’s Multiple Listing Service. He also served as Chairman of the Hazel Green Community Education Board and a member of the Board of Directors for Madison Academy.
Judge Ragland was born in Nashville, Tennessee and later moved, with his family, to Madison County when he was six years old. He attended Hazel Green and Madison Academy schools and went on to attend David Lipscomb College, Auburn University and the University of Alabama. In 2005, Judge Ragland completed “Law for Probate Judges Course” conducted by The Alabama Law Institute.
Today, Ragland is the proud father of three sons and grandfather to six grandchildren. He is married to the former Clarice Medders of Anniston, Alabama. Both are members of Mayfair Church of Christ.