2018 Elections

Bob Vance qualifies for chief justice.

Jefferson County Judge Robert Vance Jr. has qualified to run for chief justice of Alabama on the Democratic ticket. He has no competition from his party, but he will face either Republican Tom Parker, a justice on the Supreme Court, or Lyn Stuart, who was appointed chief justice in 2016. Parker and Stuart meet in the Republican primary in June. Vance ran for chief justice before, in 2012, but lost to Roy Moore, who later resigned from office after being suspended.