Alabama Supreme Court, Associate Justice
Political and professional experience: Has represented Alabama Senate District 14 since 2010; represented Alabama House District 49, 2002-10. Chairman of Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee, eight years; president of Alabama Law Institute, 2010-present; National Commission on Uniform State Laws since 2005; Executive Committee for Southern Legislative Conference since 2010; district director for U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus, 1998-2001; assistant Alabama secretary of state, 1998; political staff assistant, Alabama Republican Party, 1994-96; legislative intern for Gov. Guy Hunt, 1993; Alabama Republican Party Executive Committee, 1999-present; deputy attorney general in state auditor’s office, 1996-98; Business Council of Alabama Champion 2015 and 2016; 2016 Friend of Government Accountability Award from Foundation for Government Accountability.
Civic experience: Autism Speaks 2017 National Legislator of the Year; chairman of Autism Task Force of Alabama, 2007-10, and Alabama Autism Council, 2010-present; Easter Seals of America 2009 Elected Official of the Year; boards of directors for Glenwood Autism Center, 2015-18; Leadership Shelby County board of directors, 2001-present; Alabama League of Municipalities 2017 Hometown Hero; 2013 Statesman of the Year from Alabama Senior Citizens Hall of Fame; executive director for Alabaster Industrial Development Board, 2001-present.
Main issues: Ward believes in limited government as well as strong protections of 2nd Amendment rights, according to his campaign website. During his legislative career, he has championed stronger ethics laws and pro-growth measures that reduced the amount of government regulation in the private sector; tort reform; reforming Alabama’s criminal justice system; and insurance for those on the autism spectrum.
Top contributors: Beasley Allen PC, $15,000; Boatright Companies Inc., $11,771.95; ALA PAC, $10,000; Alabama Bankers Association PAC, $10,000; Alabama Realtors PAC, $10,000; Alabama Realtors PAC, $10,000; Cam Ward (loan), $10,000; CAN PAC, $10,000; Progress PAC, $10,000; Trial PAC, $10,000; TRUK PAC, $10,000; TRUK PAC, $10,000.