Former state senator, GOP Chairman to run Roy Moore’s Senate campaign

Bill Armistead and Roy Moore

Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has tapped Bill Armistead to serve as his campaign manager.

Armistead is no stranger to Alabama politics. Most recently, he served as the Alabama Republican Party Chairman from 2011 to 2015. Prior to that he had served two terms as a state senator from 1994 to 2002. He was also the Republican nominee for Lt. Governor in 2002.

“I am honored to have Bill Armistead serving as my Campaign Chairman,” said Moore on Facebook. “I have known Bill for over 25 years and know him to be an ethical leader of our party who consistently stands up for our shared conservative values. Bill will help us engage the real people of Alabama who are frustrated by establishment politics in Washington and want a Senator who will be their voice.”

Under Armistead’s leadership, the Republican Party increased its majorities in the state legislature winning every statewide office and made record gains at the local level.

“Judge Roy Moore will be the next United States Senator from Alabama, and I am proud to offer my endorsement and support. I encourage all my friends across the state to join the campaign today by visiting or on Facebook @JudgeRoyMoore,” Armistead said in a press release.

He continued, “Judge Moore has stood up for conservative values his whole career, often in the face of so-called, bi-partisan adversaries, and this campaign will be no different. The Washington establishment has made it clear that they want to hand-pick the next Senator from Alabama, but I have every confidence that voters in Alabama will stand with Judge Roy Moore on August 15th and send a proven fighter and tested outsider to Washington to shake up the status quo and support President Donald Trump in draining the swamp.”

Moore will face nine Republican challengers in the August 15 primary.