By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Monday, June 12, 2017, former US Attorney Alice H. Martin, announced that she is a Republican candidate for Alabama Attorney General in the 2018, GOP Primary.
Martin wrote in a statement, “After years of corruption in Alabama, public-trust in our institutions and government has been eroded. The people of our great State no longer believe that their elected representatives have their best interest in mind. Instead, they have seen countless examples of back room deals and perks for career politicians at their expense. Integrity must be brought back to Montgomery, and I am here to lead that charge. Today, I announce my candidacy for the office of Alabama Attorney General.”
Martin continued, “We need an honest outsider candidate that will make a difference for Alabama by ending corruption and using the power of the office to protect people, not politicians. For too long, Alabamans have put up with corrupt government that has failed to adequately serve our people. It is time to elect a leader who will clean up the corruption, end the insider back room deals and apply the law fairly, regardless of who’s in power..
Alice Martin is a Deputy Attorney General for the Alabama Department of Public Examiners, the financial watchdog of the State. She previously served as Chief Deputy Attorney General for the Office of Attorney General. There she was on the prosecution team that convicted Speaker Hubbard and fought back against the Federal overreach of the Obama Administration on issues such as same sex marriage and bathroom mandates. During the 2017 Legislative Session, she successfully advocated for SB301 to combat technology based sex crime.
Previously, Alice served as a US Attorney, where she established an anti-terrorism task force, prosecuted over 4,600 Federal firearms, narcotic, child pornography and other violent crimes, and resolved over 8,200 civil cases. She founded the North Alabama Public Corruption Task Force with then Alabama AG Bill Pryor and obtained 140 Federal corruption convictions, being named a “Top 10 Prosecutor in the US” by Corporate Fraud Reporter.
Martin has als0 served as a municipal judge and as a Circuit Court Judge in Florence, Alabama.
Martin has a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Vanderbilt University and worked as a Registered Nurse during Law School at the University of Mississippi. She and her husband have three adult daughters and ten dogs and live in Florence. They are members of the First United Methodist Church.
Martin is also a member of the Alabama Federation of Republican Women, a former member of the Alabama Republican Club Executive Committee and Secretary in 2001. She is a member of the Federalist Society.
Martin faces a formidable primary opponent in Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall (R). Marshall was appointed Attorney General by former Governor Robert Bentley.