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Manufacture Alabama endorses Justice Kelli Wise, Greg Cook for Alabama Supreme Court

Manufacture Alabama has announced its endorsement of two Republican candidates seeking election to the Alabama Supreme Court.

The trade association endorsed Justice Kelli Wise, who is seeking reelection as associate justice for place two, and attorney Greg Cook, who is running for associate justice place five.

George Clark, president of Manufacture Alabama, in a release spoke highly of both candidates’ legal credentials and praised their commitment to conservative judicial philosophy.

“Justice Wise & Greg Cook both embody the kind of honorable leaders we all need on the Alabama Supreme Court,” advised Clark. “Their core principles and experience bring a great deal of value to the Court and their work will continue to make Alabama a great place to live and conduct business. Kelli and Greg are able leaders dedicated to the rule of law and will serve to follow that law rather than create it.”

Wise, first elected to the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals in 2000, became the youngest women ever elected to an Alabama Appellate Court. In 2010, she was elected to the Supreme Court of Alabama.

“I am very thankful for the support of such a well-respected organization as Manufacture Alabama and its hard-working members who keep our State moving forward,” declared Wise. “The pandemic has certainly made it clear that it is time to repatriate manufacturing in America. My record shows that I am a fair and impartial justice and that I strive to treat the litigants who appear before our Court with respect. We need justices who follow the law and are committed to serving the people of Alabama, that continues to be my pledge.”

Cook, an Air Force veteran, serves in numerous roles for the Republican Party. He has served as legal counsel for the Jefferson County GOP as well as general counsel for the Alabama Republican Party for the past four years.

“I’m very excited to have the endorsement of Manufacture Alabama. Manufacturing is vital to our state. As a judge, my job would be an umpire, to simply call the balls and strikes,” stated Cook. “I have no agenda other than protecting the rule of law – which means predictability for manufacturing and for every citizen of this state. My conservative judicial philosophy means that I will not be an activist on the bench. Everyone will have a level playing field and that is why I think our campaign continues to grow and gain support.”

The primary election will occur on May 24, 2022.

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