Rich Anderson has officially thrown his hat in the ring, qualifying with the Alabama Republican Party for the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals Place 2.
Having navigated the complex terrain of appellate courts for over 20 years, Anderson’s experience stands out, particularly with his tenure of 17 years as an Assistant Attorney General and appellate prosecutor with the Alabama Attorney General’s Office. This in-depth exposure to the legal system positions him as a formidable contender in the upcoming race, according to his campaign.
Gearing up for the campaign trail, Anderson, known for his relentless pursuit of justice for crime victims, expressed eagerness to interact with voters. “My journey, fighting for Alabama’s populace, has not been restricted to the state’s boundaries. I’ve proudly represented our interests up to the U.S. Supreme Court, ensuring that the voice of crime victims resonates in appellate courts. Their interests, their rights, will always be my north star,” he passionately declared.
He emphasizes his conservative roots and judicial stance. Anderson said, “My foundation is that of a constitutional originalist. The edict for judges is clear: to judge with fairness and without prejudice. It’s imperative, especially in these times, to have judges who possess the spine to uphold the right, undeterred by popular sentiment. My unwavering faith, my conservative principles, and my innate common sense will steer my judgments.”
Anderson and his wife Christy, live in Montgomery. The couple are active participation in church and their commitment to local charities. Their hearts especially go out to children traumatized by crime.
Alabama is set to experience a fervent campaign season as Anderson sets his sights on the Alabama Republican Primary, scheduled for March 5, 2024.