Van Davis, the acting attorney general in the prosecution of former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard, endorsed former federal prosecutor Alice Martin for Attorney General on Monday.
Martin, a conservative Republican with a record of fighting public corruption, was a member of Davis’ team that successfully convicted Hubbard.
“Alice Martin is the one candidate in this race that I can trust to prosecute corrupt officials in Alabama,” said Davis. “While talking though on corruption is a talking point for many politicians, including many in this race, Alice is the only candidate to prove her commitment. Alice’s strong record clearly shows she goes after lawbreakers no matter what their political position. I am lucky enough to see first hand how passionate Alice is about sticking up for the average citizen in Alabama and I am proud to endorse her in this race.”
Martin said she’s honored to receive Davis’ endorsement.
“It is a great honor to receive Van Davis’ endorsement in this race,” said Martin. “Van is the prime example of someone who is willing to do whatever it takes in order to prosecute those who break the law. I had the pleasure of working with Van to prosecute former Speaker Mike Hubbard and I appreciate his support in this important race.”
Martin is seeking to unseat current AG Steve Marshall, who was appointed by then Gov. Robert Bentley on Feb. 20, 2017 after Luther Strange was appointed to the U.S. Senate. The two will face off against former AG Troy King, Birmingham attorney Chess Bedsole in the June 5 Republican primary.
The winner of that race will go on to face Democrat, Birmingham attorney Chris Christie, in the Nov. 6 general election.
Watch the endorsement announcement below: