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BCA endorses McCool, Govan – decides no endorsement in chief justice race

The Business Council of Alabama (BCA) announced their support for a second round of judicial candidates: Chris McCool for Supreme Court and Thomas Govan for Court of Criminal Appeals. Wednesday’s announcement follows ProgressPAC’s initial endorsement of eight candidates for appellate court races.

BCA noted they did not make an endorsement in the race for Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.

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“ProgressPAC is proud to endorse candidates who maintain a commitment to fairness concerning the interests of Alabama businesses,” ProgressPAC Chairman Mark Drew said.

“Now more than ever, it is crucial we elect pro-business judges that will uphold the rule of law and ensure a legal system that does what is right for businesses and all citizens of this state.”

With a quarter-century of legal experience as a lawyer, prosecutor, and judge, Chris McCool has spent almost his entire legal career in public service, BCA says. A native of Gordo, Alabama, McCool practiced law in his hometown for two years before serving as District Attorney for the 24th Judicial Circuit (Pickens, Fayette, and Lamar Counties) from 2001 until 2018 and most recently on the Court of Criminal Appeals since 2018.

As a small business owner who knows what it means to struggle to make ends meet, Judge McCool has dedicated himself to advocating for common sense and small-town values, maintaining a conservative judicial policy, and practicing constitutional conservatism.

Judge Chris McCool is vying for the Republican Party nomination for an open seat on the Alabama Supreme Court.

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Thomas Govan, currently the chief of the Criminal Trials Division at the Alabama Attorney General’s Office and a dedicated U.S. Air Force Reserve officer, brings over 15 years of experience protecting Alabama families. A seasoned prosecutor and advocate for justice, Govan has litigated cases in state and federal courts, even presenting before the United States Supreme Court in 2018.

As a lifelong conservative and an experienced champion for justice in Alabama, Govan has set his campaign focus on creating a just and effective court that Alabamians can trust and believe in.

Thomas Govan is seeking the Republican Party nomination for Place Two on the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals.

The Alabama Republican Party primary will be held Tuesday, March 5, 2024.

Grayson Everett is the state and political editor for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @Grayson270

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