By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
During their Winter National Meeting on Monday, the Republican Attorneys General unanimously voted to endorse Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall.
“The Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) is proud to stand with Attorney General Steve Marshall and offer him our association’s full endorsement,” RAGA wrote in their statement. “Like President Donald J. Trump, he values our law enforcement, is strong-on-crime and is dedicated to keeping Alabamians safe. Marshall has been serving Alabama – protecting their communities and fighting crime – for years. First, as the District Attorney of Marshall County, and now as attorney general. Marshall has been a tireless advocate for a safer Alabama, working directly with local law enforcement to combat violent crime and collaborating with Governor Kay Ivey’s and President Donald J. Trump’s administrations to tackle the opioid epidemic.”
In 2014, the Alabama re-elected Luther Strange as attorney general. Last year, then Gov. Robert Bentley appointed Strange to the U.S. Senate to fill Sen. Jeff Sessions’ vacated seat. Bentley then appointed Marshall as attorney general.
“Marshall has been an impressive new addition to the RAGA community, joining his colleagues from his very first day in office to fight federal overreach and restore state sovereignty,” RAGA wrote. “In his first year, Marshall has emerged as a dynamic leader and an ardent defender of the Constitution and the rule of law.”
The Republican Attorneys General Association is the only national organization whose mission is electing Republicans to the office of state attorney general.
Marshall was the district attorney of Marshall County for 16 years. Marshall has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law.
Marshall faces a crowded field in his quest for election as attorney general. Former U.S. Attorney Alice Martin, former Attorney General Troy King and Trump transition team member Chess Bedsole are all running in the Republican primary along with Marshall.
Chris Christie and Joseph Seigelman are running in the Democratic primary.
The major party primaries will be on June 5, 2018.