Tag: Supreme Court

Judge Bob Vance Makes Second Run for State’s Top Judicial Seat

WBHM’s Andrew Yeager interviewed Judge Bob Vance, who is trying for a second time to become the head of Alabama’s court system. Vance has been a civil circuit judge in Jefferson County since 2002. This year Vance is the Democratic nominee for Alabama’s chief justice. He faces current Supreme Court Associate Justice Republican Tom Parker in November.

Yeager talked with Vance about a range of issues, including opioid abuse, politics on the court and funding for state courts. Read more and listen to the interview.

Marshall Sweeps Up GOP Nomination for AG, Ainsworth for Lt. Gov.

Steve Marshall, who was appointed attorney general in 2017, easily held off former Attorney General Troy King on Tuesday to win the Republican nomination for the office.

In the GOP runoff for lieutenant governor, state Rep. Will Ainsworth of Guntersville defeated veteran party activist and officeholder Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh, who has served as president of the Alabama Public Service Commission since 2012.

In other races, Circuit Court Judge Sarah Hicks Stewart of Mobile secured the Republican nomination for State Supreme Court, Place 1. Christy Olinger Edwards of Montgomery won the nomination to the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals Place 1 seat. Chris McCool of Gordo took the GOP nomination for Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 2. And Rick Pate is the Republican nominee as commissioner of Agriculture and Industries. Read more.