Alabama Supreme Court Associate Justice Sarah Stewart picked up the endorsements of a group of Alabama district attorneys in her bid for Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.
The local district attorneys endorsing Stewart include:
- Keith Blackwood, Mobile
- Rob Broussard, Madison
- Matt Casey, Shelby
- Bob Wilters, Baldwin
- Hays Webb, Tuscaloosa
- Lynn Hammond, Calhoun
- Lyle Harmon, St Clair
- Jennifer Bray, Marshall
- CJ Robinson, Elmore
- Chris Connolly, Lauderdale
- Summer Summerford, Dekalb and Cherokee
- Steve Giddens, Talladega
- Andy Hamlin, Pickens, Lamar, and Fayette
- James Tarbox, Coffee and Pike
- Steve Billy, Escambia
- Stephen Winters, Clarke, Washington and Choctaw
- Hal Hughston, Colbert
- Billy Adair, Walker
- Scott Anderson, Morgan
- Jody Willoughby, Etowah
- Mike Segrest, Chambers, Macon, Randolph and Tallapoosa
- Russ Goodman, Henry and Houston
- Kirke Adams, Dale and Geneva counties.
“I am honored to have the support of these law enforcement leaders,” Stewart said of the twenty three endorsements. “District Attorneys are charged with keeping our communities safe and they know that I have been a trusted partner in protecting the rights of victims and delivering justice in my courtroom.”
“Our district attorneys know that my proven conservative judicial leadership is right for Alabama.”
One of the officials who endorsed Stewart for Chief Justice, Mobile County DA Keith Blackwood, spoke to her abilities as a judge and the core values she brings to the bench.
“Throughout my years of prosecuting cases in front of Judge Stewart, I saw firsthand how she was fair and fiercely followed the law,“ Mobile County DA Keith Blackwood stated. “When I prosecuted child-victim cases in front of her, I knew that if a defendant hurt a child and was convicted, Judge Stewart would sentence them to the maximum punishment that fit the circumstances.”
“Her conservative and family-focused values have continued to be the driving force in her pursuit of justice,” Blackwood added. “I would encourage everyone to vote for Justice Sarah Stewart for Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court on March 5th.”
Stewart will face former Alabama State Senator, U.S. Army lawyer and Republican Bryan Taylor on March 5, 2024 in the GOP primary.
Austen Shipley is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News.