Jimmie Harp is a Gadsden native, a 1988 graduate of the University of Alabama and a 1991 graduate of the Cumberland School of Law. Jimmie served as an assistant district attorney for 10 years before being elected as Etowah County’s District Attorney in November 2004.

He has been instrumental in the formation and success of Zerometh, an anti-meth program implemented by the Alabama District Attorney’s Association. Currently, Harp serves as the President of the Alabama District Attorney’s Association and is a sitting Board member of the The Chamber of Gadsden/Etowah County.

He is the proud father of four children and resides in Gadsden with wife Cassie Firestone Harp.

“My work as a district attorney is first and foremost to seek justice for victims of crime in Etowah County and protect our citizens from the criminal element,” Harp stated. “But more than that, my job allows me the opportunity to explain to teens and adults how using drugs and making bad decisions can harm them and the people they love.”

Harp said, “Every aspect of my job requires cooperation by law enforcement, county and municipal governments, and the Courts. I enjoy a tremendous amount of cooperation from each of these entities. This has allowed Etowah County to be on the forefront of the battle against crime and has enables us to have a multi-faceted approach to drug abuse including prevention, education and rehabilitation.” Our goal is to educate our young people to never try drugs, to rehabilitate those who are hopelessly addicted, and to send to prison those who prey on our community in the sale and trafficking of narcotics.”