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‘Go with Govan’: Prosecutor, Republican judicial candidate releases first campaign video

Thomas Govan, a Republican candidate for the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals Place 2 position, announced his campaign has started airing a new commercial that outlines his background and beliefs his campaign slogan: “Go With Govan”

“Our television ad lets voters know the fundamental facts that guide my life – I am a Christian conservative, a husband, a father, and a tough-on-crime prosecutor devoted to keeping our communities safe,” Govan said.

“My deeply conservative judicial philosophy will help me ensure that appeals coming before our court are rooted in the law and constitutional principles rather than liberal dogma and loose interpretations.”

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Govan’s commercial will air across the state as well as social media and digital outlets and is expected to continue until the March 5 Republican primary election.


Govan has spent his entire career in public service as a prosecutor. He currently serves as the Chief of the Criminal Trials Division of the Alabama Attorney General’s Office, where he leads a team of attorneys who prosecute violent offenders and defend crime victims throughout the State of Alabama.

Govan is an officer in the U.S. Air Force, a graduate of the University of Alabama and the University of Alabama School of Law. He and his wife Jessica have four children. 

The 2024 Alabama Republican Party primary election is 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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