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Alabama Forestry Association endorses Chris McCool for Alabama Supreme Court

McCool currently serves as a judge for the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals.

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The Alabama Forestry Association announced its endorsement of Chris McCool for the Alabama Supreme Court.

McCool currently serves as a judge for the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals. He has served in this role since 2018. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama and went on to graduate from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1993. After earning his law degree, McCool worked in the private sector with a local attorney in Pickens County.

McCool went on to work in public service being appointed as Assistant District Attorney for the 24th District, which is comprised of Fayette, Lamar and Pickens Counties. McCool went on to serve as the District Attorney for the 24th Judicial Circuit from 2001 to 2018.

“Growing up in rural Alabama, Judge McCool appreciates private land ownership and he is quite familiar with the role our industry serves providing economic opportunity in these areas. We need more leaders in our state like Judge McCool and we are pleased to endorse him for the Alabama Supreme Court,” said Chris Isaacson, CEO and President of AFA. “He has a strong work ethic and knowledge of the law, but most importantly, his character and faith makes him a truly special public servant.”

McCool is a native of Pickens County. He graduated from Pickens Academy in 1985. He returned to his hometown of Zion, near Gordo, Alabama, after his graduation. He began his career there and still lives there today on his family farm. McCool has been married to his wife, Sherri, since 1992. They have four children and one grandson.

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of ForestPAC and the support of the members of the Alabama Forestry Association,” said McCool. “As a landowner and lifelong resident of West Alabama, I know firsthand how important the forest products industry is to our state and nation. I am extremely pleased to receive this endorsement of my campaign for the Alabama Supreme Court by one of our state’s most conservative and prominent advocacy groups.”

McCool is seeking election to the Alabama Supreme Court in the Primary Election on March 5, 2024.

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