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AG Marshall formally qualifies reelection bid, says defending state sovereignty atop list of second term priorities

Monday, Attorney General Steve Marshall officially qualified his candidacy for reelection at the Alabama Republican Party headquarters in Birmingham.

Marshall, while making official his bid to serve a second term as Alabama’s chief law enforcement officer, outlined his office’s priorities over the next four years.

“It has been a privilege to serve as Attorney General for the last five years. Being Attorney General is a professional passion of mine to be able to work with law enforcement in our state,” stated Marshall. “There is still work to be done, and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to serve another four years.”

The attorney general pointed to his support of enabling law enforcement to effectively combat rising crime rates and made mention of his efforts to shield Alabamians from the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

“Number one, doing the things we need to do to support Alabama law enforcement to keep Alabama communities safe. Over the last year, we’ve seen a rise in violent crime,” added Marshall. “We want to be very proactive in giving law enforcement the opportunity to deal with those issues. Second, we will continue to defend Alabama’s sovereignty. As recently as last week, being engaged in the push back against the Biden vaccine mandates and to be able to make sure that we defend Alabama’s ability to make decisions about what’s best for the people of this state.”

The primary election will take place May 24, 2022.

Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL