2018 Election

Parker Recaptures His Seat as Alabama Chief Justice, Winning Against Challenger Vance

Judge Bob Vance.
(Source: Thomas B. Diasio)

Circuit Court Judge Bob Vance Jr. relishes being the other guy, the one who’s not making the headlines.

“The problems that we really need to confront need a serious-minded person who can quietly and professionally deal with those problems,” he said at his campaign party in Birmingham. “We don’t need the drama or the theatrics of another Roy Moore. In order to get the job done and deal with the problems we’ve actually got, we need that kind of quiet, professional attitude to deal with them. That’s why I don’t have a problem with those kinds of descriptions.”

Unfortunately for Vance, he has another description after his bid for chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court – runner-up. With 53 of 67 counties reporting, Vance trailed Republican candidate Tom Parker 639,619 to 374,233, or 63.05 percent to 36.89 percent.

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