The Shoals Republican Club on Monday said in a statement that they are endorsing William Smith in the Republican primary election runoff on Tuesday for Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals.
“The Shoals Republican Club is pleased to announce our formal endorsement of Mr. William Smith of Florence, Alabama who is running for Place 2 Judge on the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals,” the Shoal Republican Club wrote in a statement. “William was a founding member of the first Shoals Republican Club over ten years ago. With the current inception of the Shoals Republican Club, William has been a strong supporter of the Shoals Republican Club.”
“William is a fifth generation Lauderdale County resident and resides in Killen with his wife, Laura Webb Smith, and their daughter,” the endorsement announcement continued. “William Smith currently operates a full service law firm representing clients from all walks of life in both civil and criminal matters. He has represented clients in courts all over the state of Alabama and has successfully handled appeals in both the Alabama and federal appeals systems. He is licensed to practice law in Alabama, Georgia, and before the United States Supreme Court.”
Smith is a former county commissioner.
Smith is facing two-term incumbent Beth Kellum in the Republican primary runoff.
The runoff is likely a winner take all as there is not a Democratic or independent who has qualified to run in the Nov. 3 general election.
Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Remember to bring a valid photo ID with you in order to participate in the election.