In an unsurprising development, Justice Will Sellers, an associate justice on the Supreme Court of Alabama, stands unopposed for re-election in 2024. This outcome follows the expiration of the deadline for qualifying to run in the election. Governor Kay Ivey, who appointed Sellers said of his appointment in 2017, “I cannot think of an individual who is more qualified, capable and who exemplifies the qualities of a true public servant,” Governor Ivey said. “His conservative principles and commitment to the rule of law along with his commitment to his family, church and community are foundations that make him uniquely qualified for the position of Associate Justice.”
Since his appointment, Justice Sellers has been a prolific contributor to the court, authoring over 175 opinions. His conservative approach has earned him recognition by the US Chamber of Commerce as one of the most conservative justices in Alabama.
Upon learning of his unopposed path to re-election, Justice Sellers expressed his gratitude: “I’m gratified and humbled that my record of conservative jurisprudence is acknowledged and respected throughout Alabama. It has been a privilege to travel all over our Great State this year to discuss my six years on the court. Apparently, that message resonated, and I’m pleased that no one wanted to oppose me in either the Republican primary or the general election.”
Justice Sellers’ career spans decades, with a significant background in tax law and corporate litigation. His tenure as a partner at the Montgomery law firm Balch & Bingham notably involved litigation with the Internal Revenue Service and the Alabama Department of Revenue. Besides his legal prowess, Sellers has been actively involved in community service, contributing to organizations like the Rotary Club and United Way.