Justice Sarah Stewart held Campaign Kickoff events in Mobile, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, and Huntsville for her campaign for Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. She hauled in more than $157,000 in campaign funds and spoke to standing-room only crowds across the state. Stewart received 304 contributions from individuals and small businesses. She raised an impressive $42,380.27 through her online efforts. Her average contribution was $516.71.
“I am incredibly thankful for the support I have been shown,” Justice Stewart stated. “It was great to officially get the campaign kicked off, see so many wonderful friends, and talk with voters about why I’m running for Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.”
Alabama law only allowed candidates for public office running in the March 2024 primaries a period of 48 hours to fundraise before a black-out period began at midnight on March 7. The ban on political fundraising ends following the final day of the 2023 Regular Legislative Session, most likely in June, 2023.
“I want folks in Alabama to trust justice works in our court system. As Chief Justice, I will make sure that Alabama’s justice system is always working for you, that no courthouse is ever closed to justice, and I will proudly stand up for the constitution every day.”