Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall on Thursday officially announced he will seek reelection to a second term in 2022.
Marshall was first appointed attorney general in 2017 before resoundingly winning a first full term in 2018. He previously served as district attorney of Marshall County and is a lifelong prosecutor known to be tough on crime.
He was joined at a press conference by friends and supporters on the steps of the Alabama Attorney General’s Office in Montgomery to make his reelection announcement.
“On January 12, 2018, I stood across the street on the Capitol steps to acknowledge the mandate that I’d been given by the people of Alabama, as their Attorney General, to defend Alabama’s sovereignty and to protect her people. I have come to work every day since, fighting with everything I have, to deliver on those directives,” Marshall said.
Marshall currently serves in a leadership role of the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA), where he heads the association’s policy arm — the Rule of Law Defense Fund. Marshall also made news recently when he made Alabama the first state in the nation to leave the National Association of Attorneys General.
Marshall on Thursday referenced his office’s ongoing fights against liberal criminal justice policies that threaten public safety, as well as his aggressive number of high-profile corruption investigations and prosecutions. Several of these cases have trial dates set for this summer.
“As you have witnessed in all parts of this state, my office is fighting crime and corruption at an unprecedented level, and we have no intention of slowing down,” the attorney general advised.
Marshall also touted his record of fighting federal overreach from the Biden Administration.
“This year, defending Alabama’s sovereignty has taken on a whole new meaning under an administration that cares little about the individuality of our fifty states. I’ve sued the Biden Administration to fight for energy independence,” he remarked. “I’ve sued the Biden Administration to remove burdensome mandates on federal grants. I’ve sued the Biden Administration to ensure that our cattle farmers aren’t forced to pay taxes on the emissions of their livestock. I’ve sued to stop the census bureau from counting illegal aliens for purposes of apportionment, and I’ve sued to stop the national archivist from ratifying the defunct Equal Rights Amendment.”
Marshall concluded, “We are in a fight—for the sovereignty of our state and for the safety of our citizens. It is a fight that I gladly take on each morning when I walk up the stairs of this building and join the men and women hard at work inside. It’s a fight that I’ve been privileged to fight for you—the people of Alabama—for the last four years, and one that I look forward to continuing for four more years as your Attorney General.”
Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn